Eric Watson


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BioSketch

I'm a PhD Student at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Quantitative Biology program. I received my B.S. in Biology at Louisiana State University, where I began my love affair with research in evolutionary biology studying the genetics of behavior in Drosophila. After graduating, I took a position as a Research Specialist at the University of Arizona Genomics Core, where I worked on the National Geographic's Genographic Project and as a consultant on conservation genetics projects developing nuclear markers.
In the fall of 2009, I began my PhD at University of Texas at Arlington studying the genetics of speciation in the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum . I am also keenly interested in the patterns of speciation, including the evolution of Haldane's rule, and mobile element diversity throughout the speciation process.

I am scheduled to defend my dissertation in the spring of 2014.