Daphne A. Gille, Ph.D.

Daphne Anne Gille

Postdoctoral Scholar
Sponsor: Andrea Schreier
Start Date: 2016



  • B.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz- USA, 2007
  • M.S., Organismal Biology, Conservation & Ecology, San Jose State University - USA, 2012.
  • Ph.D., Animal Behavior and Welfare, Benha University, Egypt in cooperation with Purdue University, USA, 2014.

Research Interests

  • Coordinate and serve as a member of a team that includes local species experts, federal and state agency managers, and university scientists whose task is to develop a reintroduction plan for the threatened delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus).
  • Design and execute reintroduction experiments using an existing refugial population of delta smelt
  • Identify a genetic marker for sex determination in white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) using Illumina high-throughput sequencing.
  • Analyze relatedness and identify migratory patterns among raptors in the San Francisco Bay Area using microsatellite genotyping.
  • Supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory and provide help with scientific writing.

Curriculum Vita