Beth Shapiro is an evolutionary biologist who integrates molecular phylogenetics with advanced computational biostatistics to reconstruct the influences on population dynamics in a wide variety of organisms. In 2012 she joined the faculty of the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she is an HHMI scholar, associate director of the Genomics Institute, co-director of the Paleogenomics Lab, and associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Previously she held positions at the University of Oxford and Pennsylvania State University. Shapiro received a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Georgia and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. She has been named a MacArthur Fellow, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a Packard Fellow, and a Searle Scholar.
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