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Beth Shapiro

Beth Shapiro


Associate Professor

831-459-3003 (Office)

831-459-3009 (Lab)

Physical & Biological Sciences

PBSci-Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department

Associate Professor

Regular Faculty

UCSC Paleogenomics Lab

144 Biomedical Sciences

EE Biology / EMS

1156 High Street
Santa Cruz CA 95064

BS, Ecology, University of Georgia (1999)
MS, Ecology, University of Georgia (1999)
DPhil, Zoology, Oxford University (2003)

Molecular evolution; Genome evolution; Ancient DNA

My research aims to better understand how populations and species change through time, in particular in in response to environmental and other changes to their habitat. To address this, my group uses the latest experimental and computational approaches to analyze genetic information isolated from fossil and archived remains. I am particularly interested in learning what drives two particularly important evolutionary processes: speciation and extinction.

Evolutionary Biology
Molecular Ecology

Packard Fellow, 2010
PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellow, 2010
National Geographic Emerging Explorer, 2010
MacArthur Fellow, 2009
Searle Scholar, 2009
University Research Fellow, The Royal Society, 2006
Rhodes Scholar, 1999

For a complete list ing of publications, see my Google scholar page

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