My name is Nick Crawford, and I am a computational genomics postdoctoral scholar at the Cal Academy of Sciences. I’m broadly interested in applying genomics to fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. My research focuses primarily on the genomic architecture of speciation and local adaptation. I’m working on projects in a diversity of genera including Anolis lizards, turtles (Trachemys sp.), Heliconius butterflies, and Hawaiian Drosophila.
I’ve also contributed to a number of studies using phylogenomic approaches to investigate core questions vertebrate systematics. I helped develop a new type of phylogenomic marker that uses target enrichment to capture ultra conserved regions (UCEs) and their variable flanking sequence. My collaborators and I have used these markers to investigate questions in mammalian, reptilian, and avian evolution.
- I live in San Francisco, California.
- Email Personal: NGCrawford[at]gmail.com
- Email Professional: ngcrawfo[at]bu.edu