COVID-19 Update

In response to COVID-19, the Ocean Genome Legacy Center is currently operating remotely. While we are able to respond to inquiries, material requests cannot be fully processed until we return to normal business operations.

The Ocean Genome Legacy Center

A nonprofit marine research facility and genome bank dedicated to exploring and preserving the threatened biological diversity of the sea

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In Memory of Donald G. Comb

1927–2020

We at Ocean Genome Legacy sadly mark the passing of Donald G. Comb, our visionary founder. We will miss you dearly, Don.

The Don Comb Research Co-op Fund

Established in his memory, the Don Comb Research Co-op Fund at the Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) Center provides undergraduate students with real-world research experience, from forming research questions and designing experiments, to conducting lab work, analyzing data, and presenting results. The OGL program gives students an extraordinary and highly challenging educational experience, including the opportunity to contribute as a co-author to peer-reviewed scientific publications, an achievement few undergraduates can claim. It is a fitting tribute to Don Comb, a man with a passion for science and the sea, and a commitment to inspiring young scientists to help create a better world. We would like to thank Eileen and Robert Matz for their initial gift of $50,000 to establish this fund in Don’s memory. Please join them in helping to keep his commitment alive by making a gift today.

HOW THE OCEAN GENOME LEGACY IS FULFILLING ITS MISSION

Collection

Specimens are collected and identified by scientists from academia, government, aquariums, and nonprofits around the world.

Preservation

OGL scientists extract and preserve tissue and DNA at our lab located on the Northeastern University Marine Science Center campus.

Storage

Samples are archived for long-term storage at OGL’s cryopreservation facility.

Distribution

Samples are available to researchers around the world through our online catalog.

Meet Ocean Genome Legacy

How to Deposit Samples

How to Order Samples

OGL DNA Barcoding Service

In addition to archiving and distributing DNA and tissue samples, OGL offers DNA barcoding services upon request for a fee.

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