My name is Nicholas (Nick) Crawford. I am a PhD student at Boston University working with Christopher Schneider. My PhD dissertation investigates fundamental questions in reptile evolution. I use Ultra Conserved Elements (UCEs) to investigate the placement of turtles with more than 1000 loci (Crawford 2012). I investigate the early stages of speciation and local adaptation in Anolis lizards using both transcriptomic (RNAseq) and genome wide association approaches (GWAS). I’m also working on projects involving avian and lepidopterian evolution. I’m broadly interested in computational methods that help elucidate tricky evolutionary questions.
- I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Email Personal: NGCrawford[at]gmail.com
- Email Professional: ngcrawfo[at]bu.edu