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Environmental DNA (eDNA)

Overview of Services

The eDNA Service Center offers processing of environmental DNA samples, assay development, field surveys and training services. The equipment housed in the center will allow users to perform fluorescence-based qPCR analyses, for quantifying DNA concentration and abundances, and plate preparation. In time, the center will also offer nextgen-sequencing eDNA services, including preparation of samples and on-site sequencing of eDNA metabardcodes.  

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8am - 4:30pm 

 University of Maine

Orono, ME 04469

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Geneva York
Manager, eDNA Service Center
313B Murray Hall
Michael Kinnison
eDNA Program Lead
313A Murray Hall
Christopher Boynton
Interim Director of CORE

Megan Tardif
Financial Manager of CORE

Deanna Rice
Admin. Coordinator of CORE