R. Wayne Litaker

Adjunct Professor Environment Sciences and Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor Marine Sciences

Dr. Litaker is Supervisory Ecologist, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research. National Ocean Service, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Beaufort, NC. He is an expert in molecular techniques in microbial ecology.

He was the Director of the Carolina Workshops in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in the UNC-CH School of Medicine from 1991-2002.

Research Activities

Molecular techniques in microbial ecology

Molecular biology
Toxicity and detection of harmful algal bloom species as well as related protozoan fish parasites


BS, Zoology and Botany, Duke University, 1975

MS, Resource Ecology, University of Michigan, 1976

PhD, Botany, Duke University, 1986