I am a new principal investigator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University.

Liz Kierepka

Senior Research Biologist, Assistant Research Professor

I am a wildlife geneticist with broad interests across ecology and evolution. I investigate varied questions across wildlife from reproductive isolation in evolutionary lineages to evaluating management strategies in invasive species. Please see my research page for more details on my interests.


PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014

MS Central Michigan University, 2009

BS Michigan State University, 2006

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Ashley Lynn

MS Student

I am a Masters student in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program at North Carolina State University. My current research focuses on white-tailed deer densities using microsatellite analysis. Before coming to NC State, I received a BS in Ecology and Evolution from Nevada State College in Las Vegas, Nevada. Afterwards, I worked as a Wildlife Biologist on military lands focusing on burrowing owl and small mammal projects. In my spare time, you can find me playing with my dogs, Penny and Nova, or immersing myself in video games.   

Non-human members

Canine Supervisor: Finn, Feline Supervisor: Magic

I have two animal supervisors, Finn, a Cardigan welsh corgi, and Magic, a black shelter special cat. They enjoy eating, interrupting me to feed them, and chasing anything that moves. Finn and I enjoy hiking and going to the beach where he can bark at the waves. Both love meeting new people, and are thrilled to be in North Carolina.

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