Scott V. Edwards
Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Director of Graduate Studies
Phylogeography, population genetics and evolution of infectious disease, particularly in avian species; role of environmental change in genetic diversity and species persistence.
Ultrafast Evolution and Loss of CRISPRs Following a Host Shift in a Novel Wildlife Pathogen, Mycoplasma gallisepticum. 2012. PLoS Genet 8(2): e1002511. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002511
Rapid evolution of disease resistance is accompanied by functional changes in gene expression in a wild bird. PNAS, 108(19):7866-7871.
Genetic introgression: an integral but neglected component of speciation in birds. Auk, 128(4):620-632.
Ecology of Avian Influenza Virus in Birds. (2008)
Prevalence and evolutionary origins of autoimmune susceptibility alleles in natural mouse populations. (2008)
Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
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