New Faculty Profiles

SSE is launching a new series of New Faculty Profiles to highlight and introduce up-and-coming PIs in SSE. We invite highlighted faculty to discuss their research, describe how SSE has impacted their career, and share any tips or stories they may have for other researchers.

August 2018

Dr. Emily Kane

Dr. Kane is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Georgia Southern University. She studies ecological and evolutionary biomechanics; specifically, locomotion, feeding, and the links between those systems. Read her full profile here.

Dr. David Des Marais

Dr. Des Marais is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studies how the physical environment impacts the evolution and ecology of natural plant populations. Read his full profile here.

July 2018

Dr. Claudia Bank

Dr. Bank is the Principal Investigator of the Evolutionary Dynamics Group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Oeiras, Portugal. She studies how populations adapt and diversify, with a specific interest in the role of epistasis during these processes. Read her full profile here.

Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield

Dr. Krueger-Hadfield is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She studies the evolution of sex, using algal and invertebrate models to investigate the mechanisms that underlie the maintenance of life cycle and mating system variation. Read her full profile here.

June 2018

Dr. Martha Muñoz

Dr. Muñoz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech studying ecological processes and evolutionary patterns related to physiology. Read her full profile here.

Dr. Michael White

Dr. White is an Assistant Professor in the Genetics Department at the University of Georgia studying the evolution of sex chromosomes in threespine stickleback fish. Read his full profile here.

May 2018

Dr. Alison Wright

Dr. Wright is a NERC Independent Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield studying evolutionary conflicts of interest between males and females and the genomic mechanisms that lead to their resolution. Read her full profile here.

Dr. Cassie Stoddard

Dr. Stoddard is an assistant professor of biology at Princeton University studying avian vision and coloration and the development and structure of avian eggs. Read her full profile here.

April 2018

Dr. Jeremy Yoder

Dr. Yoder is an assistant professor of biology at California State University Northridge studying coevolution and the population genomics of local adaptation. Read his full profile here.

Dr. Megan Phifer-Rixey

Dr. Phifer-Rixey is an assistant professor of biology at Monmouth University studying the genetics of adaptation. Read her full profile here.

 

March 2018

Dr. Rayna C. Bell

Dr. Bell is a vertebrate research zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History studying the mechanisms that generate ecological and evolutionary diversity in amphibians and reptiles. Read her full profile here.

Dr. Sarah W. Fitzpatrick

Dr. Fitzpatrick is an assistant professor at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University studying how genetic drift, gene flow, and selection interact in small and recently isolated populations in a changing environment. Read her full profile here.


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