Lauren Chan


Lauren Chan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

33-265 office
33-459 lab


B.A. Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the conservation and evolution of biodiversity, though I mostly work with amphibians and reptiles. I aim to understand the processes underlying patterns of genetic diversity, particularly as they relate to conservation priorities and environmental change, both recent and in the distant past. Much of my work combines field ecology with genomic data, geospatial modeling, statistical genetic, and computational approaches.


Advising Interests

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Herpetology
  • Conservation biology
  • Conservation genomics
  • Molecular ecology
  • Phylogenetics and systematics
  • Vertebrate ecology


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