I am currently a PhD candidate at CUNY - The Graduate Center, working in the lab of Dr. Jason Munshi-South at
My research interests include mammalian genetics and
genomics, with a focus on using population genomics
to identify adaptation in ecologically important traits.
As a model to study this, I do my research on white-footed
deer mouse populations in NYC.
I am currently funded by the NSF Graduate
Research Fellowship Program until 2015.
Stephen E Harris
CUNY - The Graduate Center
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
August 2013 - New paper finding rapid evolution in NYC mice published in PLoS One. Also covered by Carl Zimmer in National Geographic.
July 2013 - Ran a DNA barcoding workshop at Galen University in San Ignacio, Belize to identify potentially mislabeled fish filets. Covered by Plus TV
April 2013 - Presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual conference, The impact of an experiential biodiversity curriculum on high school students in Dangriga, Belize
November 2012 - BioBelize received a grant from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Outreach Fund to help run a DNA barcoding workshop in Belize for the 2013 summer
November 2012 - The Petters Research Institute officially formed The Biodiversity Center of Belize (BioBelize) and named Marissa Bellino Director of Education and Outreach and Stephen Harris Director of Research