ARIP Faculty Profile

Washington, D.C. George Washington University (GWU)

 

Keith Crandall, Ph.D.

George Washington University
ARIP Academic Director & Professor
Professor of Biology. Director of GWU computational Biology Institute

kcrandall@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics. Infectious Disease, Crustacean systematics, Molecular evolution, HIV, Population Genetics, Bacterial genomics, Conservation genetics.

His research covers subjects ranging from the evolution of HIV and other infectious disease to bacterial genome evolution to the biogeography of freshwater crayfish. Dr. Crandall was a Fulbright Scholar at Oxford University, a recent recipient of the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award.

Washington, D.C. George Washington University (GWU)

 

Amy Zanne, Ph.D.

George Washington University
ARIP Professor
Assistant Professor of biology
Physiology, ecology and evolution

Website: http://phylodiversity.net/azanne/

Areas of Expertise

The research focus is typically not at the species but at the trait composition level. As selection will be acting within and among species via their expresses functional traits.

Currently the lab has three themes: 1. Understanding interspecific differences in the wood decomposition rates. 2. Plant functional traits relationships and environmental gradients. 3. Global functional trait databases. Visit lab website