Dr. Christopher L. Parkinson
Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences & Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida (UCF)
Special Assistant to the Provost on Faculty Cluster Initiatives, UCF
Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Office of Research and Commercialization, UCF
Provosts Faculty Fellow, Academic Affairs, UCF
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, UCF
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, UCF
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Section of Amphibians and Reptiles, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biology, Indiana University
Ph.D., University of Louisville, Environmental Biology, 1996.
B.S. and B.S., Ohio University, Wildlife Biology and Field Botany, 1990.
Dr. Edward A. Myers
I’m an evolutionary biologist and herpetologist, my research addresses questions in comparative population genomics and diversification of snakes by integrating genomic, morphological, and spatial data. Broadly my work is focused on understanding the processes that generate genomic diversity and initiate population structure as well as better understanding the evolution of reptiles. In the Parkinson Lab I will be reconstructing biogeographic history and assessing patterns of community assembly within New World viperids and using comparative genomics to understand trait evolution.
On a broad scale, my interests lie in the conservation, ecology, and evolution of reptiles. I am interested in using ecological and population genomics and bioinformatics to broaden the horizons of conservation ecology and evolution. My research here is exploring the evolution of garter snake venom and its relationship with ecological traits.