New faces: Reid Brennan

(Reid Brennan)

(Reid Brennan)


This week we’re pleased to welcome a big group of new contributors to the blog. By way of introduction, I asked each of them to answer a few quick questions about him- or herself. —Jeremy
Who are you?
Reid Brennan
Where are you?
I’m a PhD candidate in Andrew Whitehead’s lab at the University of California Davis.
What do you study?
My work focuses on the mechanistic basis of local adaptation to abiotic environments. I work primarily on the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. These fish are typically found in marine habitats, but a few populations inhabit exclusively freshwater environments. I combine physiological, transcriptomic, and genomic approaches to understand how selection has shaped phenotypes in these different salinities.
What do you do when you’re not studying it?
When I’m not working I try to spend my free time enjoying the great landscape California has to offer. I like to backpack and hike as well as run, bike, and play soccer.

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy B. Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University Northridge, studying the evolution and coevolution of interacting species, especially mutualists. He is a collaborator with the Joshua Tree Genome Project and the Queer in STEM study of LGBTQ experiences in scientific careers. He has written for the website of Scientific American, the LA Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, and Slate.
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