Sirena Lao

Laboratory technician Center for Tropical Research

610 Charles E. Young Drive East

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Los Angeles, California 90095

Tel: 310-267-4460

As the laboratory technician at the Center for Tropical Research, Sirena conducts lab work using molecular techniques to assist with various studies, such as migratory connectivity of songbirds and adaptive variation in African wildlife. She also manages the Center's extensive feather sample collection and ensures that the lab is running smoothly. Sirena is an alumna of the IoES Environmental Science undergraduate program and is broadly interested in wildlife conservation and the management of ecosystems and natural resources.