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.