Yusan Yang

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I am currently a postdoc at the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis, where I study the role of animal behavior in mediating rapid evolution. In collaboration with Drs. Swanne Gordon, Andrés López-Sepulcre, Bruce Carlson (Dept. of Biology), and Paulo Natenzon (Dept. of Economics) at Washington University, I will explore how genetic and environmental influences on mating behavior modulate ecological and evolutionary processes in Trinidadian guppies.

I completed my undergraduate education in Biological Sciences at National Taiwan University, and got my PhD in the Richards-Zawacki lab at University of Pittsburgh. My PhD dissertation focuses on sexual selection and phenotypic divergence in polymorphic strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio). I am broadly interested in animal behavior, sexual selection, learning, and color polymorphism.

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