Frank Cipriano

Associate Research Professor of Biology and Director of the Molecular Genetics Lab
Area of expertise: 

Conservation genetics

Cetaceans (whales

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.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-3453