My name is Nick Crawford, and I am a computational genomics postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. I’m broadly interested in applying genomics to investigate fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. My research focuses primarily on the genomic architecture of local adaptation. I’m currently working on human populations in Africa. Previously I’ve worked on a diversity of genera including Anolis lizards and Heliconius butterflies.
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 Boston, MA
- Email: NGCrawford[at]gmail.com