Beth Shapiro

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentPBSci-Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
Phone831-459-3003 (Office),
831-459-3009 (Lab)
Web Site UCSC Paleogenomics Lab
Office144 Biomedical Sciences
Campus Mail StopEE Biology / EMS
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Beth Shapiro

Research Interests

My research aims to better understand how populations and species change through time, in particular in in response to environmental and other changes to their habitat. To address this, my group uses the latest experimental and computational approaches to analyze genetic information isolated from fossil and archived remains. I am particularly interested in learning what drives two particularly important evolutionary processes: speciation and extinction.

Biography, Education and Training

BS, Ecology, University of Georgia (1999)

MS, Ecology, University of Georgia (1999)

DPhil, Zoology, Oxford University (2003)

Honors, Awards and Grants

Packard Fellow, 2010

PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellow, 2010

National Geographic Emerging Explorer, 2010

MacArthur Fellow, 2009

Searle Scholar, 2009

University Research Fellow, The Royal Society, 2006

Rhodes Scholar, 1999

Teaching Interests

Evolutionary Biology

Molecular Ecology