Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Jessica Castillo Vardaro


B.S., Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Wildlife Science, Oregon State University


Population genetics of American pika (Ochotona princeps): Investigating gene flow and genetic diversity across multiple, complex landscapes

Thesis Advisor:

Clinton Epps, Professor of Wildlife, Oregon State University

Research Topic:

Selection through space and time: identifying signals of adaptive variation within American pikas (Ochotona princeps)


Michael Nachman, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

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