Szpiech Lab

Population Genetics | Evolutionary Genomics

Anna Maria Calderon
Graduate Student (PhD); Co-advised with David Toews
Biology Graduate Program

Anny has a bachelor’s in Biology with an Ecology and Evolution emphasis from the University of California, Merced. As an undergrad, she was involved in a variety of conservation related projects. In the past, she has coded genetically informed species distribution models for New England ant species using machine learning algorithms to simulate future changes in their range based on different climate change scenarios. Today, Anny is interested in combining genomic tools and population modelling techniques to study migration, population structure, and dynamics to predict how birds will respond to changes in their habitat.