Christina Zakas
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
New York University
NY, NY 10003

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Research Interests

I am broadly interested in understanding the evolution of life history strategies and developmental processes. To understand how the environment influences genetic variation, I use an integrative approach combining genomics, population genetics, and evolutionary developmental biology. I use marine invertebrates as model systems because they have a wide array of fascinating developmental modes. By studying organisms with atypical reproductive and developmental strategies, I can learn about the rules that govern major evolutionary transitions.

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University
Ph.D, Genetics, University of Georgia
B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill