Peter Scott accepts faculty position at West Texas A & M

 Peter Scott is an evolutionary biologist and herpetologist interested in the mechanisms responsible for lineage diversification and persistence. His work in the our lab focuses on 1) the utility of different genomic sequencing methods (RADseq, exon capture, whole genome resequencing) for resolving difficult nodes in the Tree of Life, 2) empirical problems in species delimitation using molecular genomic data, and 3) applying RADseq and whole genome data to conservation problems in California. He is also an instructor and research advisor in the UCLA Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences. Currently a postdoc in the Shaffer Lab, Peter will be moving on to a faculty position at West Texas A&M in the fall of 2020.