Welcome

The discoveries made in the center’s molecular laboratory inform work in the fields of systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, paleontology, invasion and conservation biology, and epidemiology. They provide genetic, geographic, and often historical answers to biological questions. Researchers have explored subjects as wide-ranging as vocal learning in birds, climatic influence on genetics, the geographic origins of invasive species, genetic diversity in endangered species, and the evolution of disease-spreading parasites. One-on-one training and annual workshops teach students how to select and use genetic markers and analytical tools. Students participate in faculty-sponsored projects or conduct their own. Over two decades, the Center for Genetic Analyses of Biodiversity has trained more than two hundred researchers, from high school students to post-doctorates.

The Center for Genetic Analyses of Biodiversity is located within the Environmental Science Center on Sachem Street. To collaborate on a project or inquire about research opportunities please contact the Director, Dr. Adalgisa Caccone.

News

Tortoise trying to escape
September 13, 2017
Yale News: An international expedition to a remote Galapagos Island rescued enough tortoises to start a breeding program that may help resurrect an extinct species,...
September 7, 2017
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that the Lyme disease bacterium is ancient in North America, circulating silently in forests for at...
February 3, 2016
The story of the 1951 annual Explorers Club dinner is famous, at least among explorers, paleontologists and connoisseurs of exotic cuisine. In brief, mammoth was served.  A...