Lisa M. Tabak

Lab Coordinator


  • M.S. University of Maine
  • B.S. University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

Lisa Tabak coordinates the instructional laboratories in the Zoology Department. Her research and teaching background is in human and animal forensic DNA technology, microsatellite DNA analysis of avian populations, and freshwater invertebrate ecology and toxicology.


  • Gibbs, H.L., L.M. TABAK, and K. Hobson. 1999. Characterization of microsatellite loci for a Neotropical migrant songbird, the Swainson’s thrush (Catharus ustulatus). Molecular Ecology 8:1551
  • Kalhok, Stephen E., LISA M. TABAK, David E. Prosser, William Brook, A. E. R. Downe, and Bradley N. White. 1993. Isolation, sequencing and characterization of 2 cDNA clones coding for trypsin-like enzymes from the midgut of Aedes aegypti. Insect Molecular Biology 2:71-79.
  • TABAK, LISA M. and K. Elizabeth Gibbs. 1991. Effects of aluminum, calcium and low pH on egg hatching and nymphal survival of Cloeon trangulifer (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae). Hydrobiologia 218:157-166.
  • Gibbs, H. Lisle, Peter T. Boag, Patrick J. Weatherhead, Bradley N. White and LISA M. TABAK. 1991. Detection of a hypervariable DNA locus in birds by hybridization with a mouse MHC probe. Molecular Biology and Evolution 8:433-446.
  • Gibbs, H. Lisle, Patrick J. Weatherhead, Peter T. Boag, Bradley N. White, LISA M. TABAK and Drew J. Hoysak. 1990. Realized reproductive success of polygynous Red-winged Blackbirds revealed by DNA markers. Science 250:1394-1397.


Ms. Tabak serves on the Institution Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and is the Campus Girl Scouts adviser here at OWU. She also acts as a liaison between local school districts and faculty and staff interested in serving as mentors to middle and high school students pursuing science fair research.

Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 314
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3887