Friday, September 18, 2009

Evolutionary and Conservation Biology Draws Grad Student to UC Merced

What do you do with a doctorate in Quantitative Systems Biology?

If everything goes his way, graduate student Joseph Heras will fulfill his post-doctoral research at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles or New York City or the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Then join the faculty at an institution with a strong emphasis on teaching.

A native of Southern California, Heras is a first-generation student who was lured to UC Merced by his desire to study evolutionary and conservation biology under School of Natural Sciences assistant professor Andres Aguilar.

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