Curriculum Vitae and Short Bio

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Emily Weigel is currently an NSF Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology at Spelman College. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she earned her Bachelorís degree in Biology with foci in Interdisciplinary Biology and Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Weigel then earned dual doctorates in Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior at Michigan State University in the lab of Dr. Jenny Boughman and was affiliated with the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. Her dissertation research focused on how social environments influence female choice, male courtship behavior and reproductive investments made by both sexes. Her primary research now focuses on shared genes between organisms with similar ecologies but different evolutionary histories through horizontal gene transfer. Also a data-driven instructor, Weigel conducts additional education research to ask how and why a background in genetics affects student performance in evolutionary biology. When not researching, Weigel enjoys playing soccer, surfing Netflix, and promoting STEM in the community.

An Interview With Emily

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