Hal Holmes, Ph.D.

Lead, conservation product engineering, Conservation X Labs


2018 Moore Inventor Fellows

Hal Holmes, Ph.D.

Research Description

Hal Holmes’ invention is a handheld, battery-powered, screening tool that enables someone without technical training to perform an automated DNA test to identify wildlife products right in the field. This invention will exploit genetic testing and technology for conservation. This system has the potential to monitor and prevent illegal trafficking of timber and wildlife products.


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Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University



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