Liz Scordato, PI
Liz is an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes of large-scale phenotypic and genomic variation, and the consequences of this variation for population divergence and speciation. She is particularly interested in how mate choice, migratory behavior, and anthropogenic landscape modification shape gene flow and reproductive isolation among populations.
Liz received her B.Sc. from Duke University, where she did her Honors thesis on olfactory communication in ringtailed lemurs with Dr. Christine Drea. She did her Ph.D. in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago with Dr. Trevor Price, where she studied interactions between sexual selection and ecology during population divergence in greenish warblers. She then did a postdoc on speciation genomics in barn swallows in Dr. Rebecca Safran's lab in in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado.
Liz joined the faculty of the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly Pomona as an assistant professor in January 2018. You can follow lab updates on Twitter at @LizScordato
Are you interested in joining the lab? We're recruiting undergraduate and Masters students. Contact Liz at escordato[at]cpp[dot]edu