Current members of the Edwards Lab.

Photo: Elena Zhukova for UC Merced

Dr. Dan (Danielle) L. Edwards

Principal Investigator

I study divergence and trait evolution among populations, between species and through deep time. I love all reptiles and amphibians, but especially squamates. I am fascinated by speciation and geographic variation and have a passion for conservation. (Pronouns: she/her/hers).

Samuel Fellows

PhD Grad Researcher

(2019 – present)

My research focuses on ecological and biogeographic processes which drive and maintain diversity within squamate reptiles on a variety of evolutionary timescales. (Pronouns: he/him/his)

Tony Javiya

Undergrad Researcher

(2017 – present)

I am a 4th year biological sciences major with an emphasis in ecology and evolutionary biology. On campus, I also serve as a wilderness ranger for Yosemite National Park and a tutor at the STEM Center. My hobbies include following the Oakland Athletics, watching movies, reading, and spending time with friends in the outdoors. My main scientific interests are in community biology and in human-caused effects on organism populations. Upon graduating, I hope to pursue graduate school. (Pronouns: he/him/his)

Aleks Jones

Undergrad Researcher

(2019 – present)

I am a second-year undergraduate student studying molecular and cell biology. I am very excited to work on genetic research in the Edwards Lab. (Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs or He/Him/His)

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