Thomas Greig, PhD

Research Geneticist
Hollings Marine Laboratory
Key Species and Bioinformatics

Dr. Greig works on a variety of coastal organisms at different trophic levels using molecular and genomics applications to investigate biological effects and environmental stressors.

Greig worked for Cornell as fisheries technician investigating lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush,  reproduction in Lake Ontario prior to accepting a position as a fishery biologist with the National Marine Fishery Service in Miami, FL.   In Miami Greig worked as a fisheries observer covering the pelagic longline swordfish fishery in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.  He returned to graduate school to investigate the global population genetics of swordfish, Xiphias gladius.  Greig  joined NCCOS in 2001 and during his tenure has worked on a variety of organisms ranging for bacteria to bottlenose dolphins.  His current interests are on the genetics/genomics of the grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio and it's development into a model species for coastal ecosystem stress.    

Greig received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Ithaca NY  1991 and completed his Ph.D. in 2000.


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