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Kathleen O Malley

Smiling woman with red hair wearing a black shirt.

Associate Professor
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Office: 541-961-3311

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

Research Areas: Fisheries genetics and genomics, fisheries conservation and management.

My lab conducts fisheries genetics research to address the science and management needs of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Our research spans both the freshwater and marine environments focusing on species of ecological, evolutionary, or economic importance.



Enjoys whitewater kayaking, bow hunting, running, fishing, hiking, snowboarding

Professional Accomplishments


Ph.D.  2007, Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University
M.Sc.  2001, Zoology, University of Guelph, Canada
B.S.   1999, Biological Sciences, Florida State University

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Analyzing thousands of genetic markers in albacore tuna from the Pacific Ocean, researchers at Oregon State University have learned that just seven dozen of those markers are needed to determine which side of the equator a fish comes from.