Ian J. Wang


Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Conservation & Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Institution

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News: I will be moving to UC Berkeley in July.


I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. I completed my Ph.D. at UC Davis in 2010 and an NSF Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University in 2012.

I study the ways in which geographic and environmental variation shape patterns of genetic and morphological variation. My major research interests lie in three areas within this general framework: 1) landscape genetics, 2) ecological genomics, and 3) phenotypic evolution. I work primarily with poison-dart frogs (Dendrobatidae) in Panama and Costa Rica and Anolis lizards in the Greater Antilles, but I also maintain research programs on the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and the western toad species complex (Bufo boreas, B. canorus, B. exsul) in North America.