Associate Research Professor of Biology and Director of the Molecular Genetics Lab
Area of expertise:
dolphins and porpoises)
Whaling and the International Whaling Commission
Endangered species management
Molecular forensics and species identification
Frank Cipriano is an expert on the conservation genetics of whales and dolphins and he uses molecular analysis to study the genetic diversity of dolphin populations and forensics (using DNA for identification) to assess the impact of whaling on endangered whale stocks.
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona