genetics

Allendorf, Fred

Regents Professor of Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

I am Regents Professor of Biology at the University of Montana and a Professorial Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington. I received my PhD from the University of Washington in 1975, and was a post-doctoral scholar in Denmark and England. My research focuses on the application of population and evolutionary genetics to problems in conservation biology. My book “Conservation and the Genetics of Populations” (2007), co-authored with Gordon Luikart, provides an understanding of how genetics can be used to conserve species threatened with extinction.

Fishman, Lila

Associate Professor
Organismal Biology & Ecology, DBS
University of Montana

I am an evolutionary geneticist interested in the processes of adaptation and speciation in plants. I joined the UM faculty in 2003, after completing a PhD at Princeton and postdoctoral work at the University of Oregon and Duke University. My IoE-related research focuses on the genetic mechanisms and ecological correlates of divergence in traits such as flowering time and life-history, which are important for both current adaptation and responses to ongoing climate change.

Reijo-Pera, Renee

Vice President for Research
Research,Creativity, and Tech Transfer
Montana State University

Reijo Pera received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Superior, a master’s degree in entomology from Kansas State University, a doctorate in molecular cell biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and postdoctoral training in human genetics at the Whitehead Institute for BioMedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

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