About our speaker:
Rebecca D. Tarvin obtained her BA in Biology from Boston University in 2010, worked abroad conducting fieldwork in Ecuador and then obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. After a year-long postdoctoral research position at UT Austin, she conducted another abbreviated postdoctoral scholar position as a Miller Fellow from 2018 to 2019. Rebecca’s PhD and postdoctoral work focused on the ecology, evolution, and molecular biology of poison frogs from Ecuador and Colombia. Currently, Rebecca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and an Assistant Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her lab studies evolutionary mechanisms underlying adaptation and diversification with a focus on animals that acquire chemical defenses from their environment.

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Dr. Rebecca Tarvin

Dr. Rebecca (Becca) D. Tarvin

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology;
Assistant Curator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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