The CCGP in the UCLA Daily Bruin: Shaffer Lab researchers take lead in genetics study of California’s native species

Shaffer lab researchers are taking the lead in the California Conservation Genomics Project, a state-funded project led by academic researchers aiming to gather genetic information on species native to California.

Erin Toffelmier, associate director of the project, said one of the end goals of the project is to bridge the gap between researchers and field experts.

“Part of what we’re dealing with in the CCGP is really trying to talk to all those people who are on the other side and trying to do conservation work on the ground and make sure that they have access to these kinds of data in ways that they haven’t had access before,” Toffelmier said.

Read the Daily Bruin article by Lauren Cheng and Aparna Pillai