Anna Sellas

  • Laboratory and Collections Manager
  • Center for Comparative Genomics

Rauri Bowie

UC Berkeley


Kevin Feldheim

The Field Museum of Natural History


Robert Hueter

Mote Marine Laboratory


Kimbrough Bassos-Hull

Mote Marine Laboratory


Durrell Kapan

California Academy of Sciences


James Parham

CSU Fullerton


Zachariah Peery

University of Wisconsin, Madison


Satish Pillai

UC San Francisco


Lydia Smith

UC Berkeley


Jeffrey Wilkinson

California Academy of Sciences


                        Anna Sellas

California Academy of Sciences

Center for Comparative Genomics

55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 379-5845



University of California, Santa Cruz, M.Sc. in Marine Science (2002)


University of Arizona, Tucson, B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (1997)


Teaching Experience:  

Supervisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Integrative Biology Department, UC Berkeley (Spring 2008)


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introductory Marine Science Course, UC Santa Cruz, Spring (2000)


Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Introductory Marine Biology Course, University of Arizona, Tucson, Fall (1997)



Scientific Work Experience:

Laboratory and Collections Manager, Center for Comparative Genomics, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California (present)


Lead Laboratory Technician, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley (2006 - 2008)


Laboratory Technician, Cetacean Genetics Lab, University of California, Berkeley (2005 - 2006)


Biological Lab Technician, National Marine Fisheries Service, Marine Mammal Molecular Genetics Lab, Charleston, SC (2000 - 2004)

Wilkinson JA, Sellas AB, Vindum JV (2012) A new species of Ansonia (Anura: Bufonidae) from northern Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar. Zootaxa, 3163, 54-68.


Sellas AB, Bassos-Hull K, Hueter RE, Feldheim KA (2011) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers from the spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari). Conservation Genetics Resources, 3, 609-611.


Peery MZ, Hall LA, Sellas A, Beissinger SR, Moritz C, Berube M, Raphael MG, Nelson SK, Golightly RT, McFarlane-Tranquilla L, Newman S, Palsboll PJ (2010) Genetic analyses of historic and modern marbled murrelets suggest decoupling of migration and gene flow after habitat fragmentation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 277, 697-706.


Bowie RCK, Sellas AB, Feldheim K (2010) Development of ten highly polymorphic microsatellite markers for Sunbirds (Aves: Nectariniidae) with broad cross-amplification utility in at lest eight species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 11, 1159-1162.


De Ponte Machado M, Feldheim KA, Sellas A, Bowie RCK (2009) Isolation and characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci from the Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) and widespread application to other members of Pelecanidae. Conservation Genetics, 10, 1033-1036.


Peery Z, Beissinger SR, House RF, Berube M, Hall L, Sellas A, Palsboll P (2008) Characterizing source-sink dynamics with genetic parentage assignments. Ecology, 89, 2746-2759.


Lokugalappatti LGS, Feldheim KA, Sellas AB, Bowie RCK (2008) Isolation and characterization of 10 tetranucleotide microsatellite loci from the yellow-streaked greenbul (Phyllastrephus flavostriatus) and cross-species amplification in four closely related taxa. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 622-624.


Sellas A, Feldheim KA, Bowie RCK (2008) Isolation and characterization of 10 tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in an enigmatic East African bird, the spot-throat (Modulatrix stictigula). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 342-344.


Sellas A, Wells R, Rosel P (2005) Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA analyses reveal fine scale geographic structure in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Gulf of Mexico. Conservation Genetics, 6, 715-728.


  • Anna Sellas
  • Laboratory and Collections Manager
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco, CA 94118