Dr. Matt Josephson

Post Doctoral Fellow

Matt is exploring genomic factors that influence Coho Salmon survival in hatchery programs, using a combination of approaches including genome editing with CRISPR. This project is in partnership with the Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Nitinat River Hatchery, Dr. Kristi-Miller-Saunders (DFO) and Dr. Brad Anholt (University of Victoria). The ability to raise thousands of Coho under different rearing conditions is a unique and powerful opportunity to understand how alternative hatchery rearing practices may impact salmon survival and the genetics of domestication.