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Using genetics to conserve life history strategies in California steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

About the author: Dr. Alexandra DeCandia is a postdoctoral fellow at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Her research applies diverse molecular techniques to wildlife conservation and disease management of North American mammals. Alexandra received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2020 and her B.A. from Columbia University in 2015. For her career, she […]

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NOT Seeing Double: The Gecko Epiphany

About the author: Christel Whitehead wrote this post as a project for Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield’s Fundamentals of Scientific Investigation course at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Christel earned a BS in Zoology and a MS in Biology from Auburn University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Biology Education Research in the lab of Dr. Peggy Biga […]

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Marching beetles – dispersal and epistasis

  About the author: FRANK STEARNS is an Adjunct Professor teaching Genetics and a writing course on Science Communication. He is interested in adaptation and speciation genetics and in the history of biology. He recently finished a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University and he runs a Facebook page (Darwin’s Bulldog) that shares evolution news.     […]

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What does the history of human hybridization share with some of our closest relatives?

  About the author: Marcella is an NSF postdoctoral fellow currently working in David Toews’ lab on the genetics of speciation and hybridization. Her current projects involve evolutionary genomics of adaptation, species divergence, and gut microbiome structure in wood warblers. Marcella received her PhD and MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. […]

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Hybrid detection in a sea turtle hybridization hotspot in Brazil

  About the author: Alexandra DeCandia is a postdoctoral fellow at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Her research applies diverse molecular techniques to wildlife conservation and disease management of North American mammals. Alexandra received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2020 and her B.A. from Columbia University in 2015. For her career, she strives […]

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This is their year! 2020 findings shed new light on sex chromosome evolution in skinks and their close relatives

Brendan J. Pinto (he/him) received a PhD in August (2020) in the Gamble Lab. Currently he is a research associate of zoology at the Milwaukee Public Museum and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin in the Kirkpatrick Lab where they aim, among many other things, to disentangle the selective forces […]

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