Beth Shapiro

DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentEcology & Evolutionary Biology Department,
Genomics Institute
AffiliationsGenomics Institute,
Rachel Carson College,
Cowell College
Phone831-459-3003 (Office),
831-459-3009 (Lab)
Web Site UCSC Paleogenomics Lab
Office144 Biomedical Sciences
Campus Mail StopCBB/EE Biology
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