Shannon Barry

About Me

Hi! I'm Shannon. 

I am currently working towards my PhD in molecular ecology at Florida Institute of Technology in the Daly-Engel Shark Conservation Lab (check us out here!). I'm currently studying local adaptation of bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and future climate impacts of habitat use. 

I've always been interested in studying sharks, but it wasn't until my Masters program at San Francisco State University that I became interested in genetics. I've been lucky enough to spend my career focusing on the genetics of cartilaginous fishes (sharks, skates, and rays). 

My goal is to continue working in the realm of molecular ecology/conservation genetics, with a focus on climate impacts of habitat use of cartilaginous fishes.