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Physical & Biological Sciences
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
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.
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
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