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.

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About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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