Stephen Fratpietro

Technical Manager

Phone Number: 
+1 807-343-8010ext. 8892
Office Location: 
1294 Balmoral, NO 3011
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

M.Sc. Chemistry (Lakehead University)
B.Ed. (I/S) Chemistry/Biology (Lakehead University)
B.Sc. Biology/Chemistry (Lakehead University)

Date joined Lakehead: 
October 2001

Position description: 

Duties include the co-ordination of services provided by the laboratory and evaluation of methods for extraction and purification, PCR amplification, sequencing, and analysis of all DNA sample types.  In addition, Mr. Fratpietro is responsible for technical problem solving, supervision of training, as well as responsible for the safety of all personnel and maintenance of equipment within the laboratory. 

Selected Publication(s):

D. Stenton, A. Keenleyside, S. Fratpietro, R. Park. "DNA Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition" Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 2017, 16:409-419.

Alfred L Roca, Yasuko Ishida, Nikolas Nikolaidas, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, Stephen Fratpietro, Kristin Stewardson, Shannon Hensley, Michele Tisdale, Gennady Boeskorov, and Alex D Greenwood. ”Genetic Variation at hair length candidate genes in elephants and the extinct woolly mammoth” BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:232.

Carney, J., Fratpietro R. and Fratpietro S. (2007)”The Use of Cotton Swabs for Acquiring DNA for Genetic Analysis of Freshwater Mussels”. Presented to the 2007 Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, March 13th – 15th , Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Matheson, C., Praymak R. and Fratpietro S. (2004)”Mitochondrial DNA:  Forensic versus Ancient DNA Perspectives“.  Presented to the 7th International Conference on Ancient DNA & Associated Biomolecules, July 10th – 17th, Queensland, Australia.

Gottardo, G.; Fratpietro, S.; Hughes, A.N.; and Stradiotto, M. Heteroatom Chemistry 2000, 11:3, 182.