Scott V. Edwards

Scott V. Edwards

Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Director of Graduate Studies
Scott Edwards.

Research Interests

Phylogeography, population genetics and evolution of infectious disease, particularly in avian species; role of environmental change in genetic diversity and species persistence.

Related Publications

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)

Environmental Courses


Museum of Comparative Zoology

Faculty Department

Organismic & Evolutionary Biology


Maddie Marino, 617-496-8703

Contact Information

MCZ Labs 306

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