I'm a PhD student in Dr. Frank Burbrink's lab at the College of Staten Island. For more information about the lab, check out his website by navigating to the "People" link to the right.
I am interested in many aspects of evolution and its contributing factors. Using biogeographical methods and molecular phylogenetics with snakes as a model system, I study speciation, historical biogeography and demography - mostly in North American serpents. For more information on what I am studying and specific projects, check out the interests tab on the right.
If you have any legally collected tissues of Lampropeltis calligaster with location data and would be willing to loan them for research, please let me know.
Also, if you have any legally collected tissues of Thamnophis sirtalis from Southern Georgia, Canada, or along the Mississippi River, please let me know.
If you are a motivated undergraduate student at the College of Staten Island and are interested in learning valuable lab skills, don't hesitate to contact me - please send me an email using the link to the right. Include your current and past coursework and a short description of any career goals you may have.
Check out the new website for the Species Discovery Project at: http://www.species-discovery.org/
Alexander D. McKelvy
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard
Biology Department, 6S-143
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 982-4209
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