Congratulations Evan!

Evan McCartney-Melstad received his PhD at UCLA in December 2016, and is now a postdoc in the Shaffer Lab. Evan’s research involves gathering and analyzing genomic datasets to answer: 1) How energy developments affect the federally protected Mojave desert tortoise and 2) What are the driving factors behind the hybridization of the invasive barred tiger salamander with the endangered California tiger salamander. In addition to these empirical systems, he is working to make genomic technologies and bioinformatics analyses more applicable to large genome amphibians.