Sheila S. Stiles Jewell, PhD

Sheila Stiles

Title: Research Geneticist, Marine Biologist
Company: US Department of Commerce, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Sheila Stiles, a Geneticist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of marine biology.

With more than five decades of experience to her credit, Dr. Stiles has excelled as a geneticist with the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center since 1985. An expert in bay scallop and mollusk breeding research, she initially pursued an education at Xavier University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1964. She furthered her education at the University of Connecticut, where she earned a Master of Science in zoology and ecology in 1973. Dr. Stiles concluded her academic efforts with a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts in 1994.

At the start of her career, Dr. Stiles worked as a biologist for the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife based in Milford, CT. In 1967, she assumed employment with the United States Department of the Interior, as a fisheries biologist until 1978 and a geneticist from 1978 to 1980. Consequently, she contributed as a research geneticist for the National Marine Fisheries Service from 1980 to 1985. An active member of her community, she has dedicated her time to numerous organizations. The member and former president of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Dr. Stiles has been involved with the Stetson Library, Yale Peabody Museum, the National Council of Negro Women, the Rockefeller Foundation Youth Program, and the Hi-Tech Learning Center in New Haven.

Utilizing her expert knowledge in the field of marine science, Dr. Stiles is the esteemed author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has spoken at numerous conferences and symposia throughout the world. For her many accomplishments in the field thus far, she has been the recipient of multiple National Technical Association Achievement Awards. She was additionally presented with a 2018 Service Award for her exceptional work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Likewise, Dr. Stiles has been featured in editions of Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

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