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Brent Lockwood, Assistant Professor of Biology

Brent Lockwood

Assistant Professor of Biology

Brent Lockwood, Assistant Professor of Biology, earned his B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution and B.A. in Archaeological Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego in 2002. He earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 2011. Prior to coming to UVM, he was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University.

Brent is fundamentally interested in how climate change will be a force of natural selection. His research focuses on how environmental factors like temperature shape the evolution of physiology, and thereby influence the biogeography of populations and species. He studies organisms in both marine and terrestrial habitats. His current projects include elucidating mechanisms of temperature adaptation in the proteins of marine mussels and connecting the genetics of thermal tolerance to the thermal ecology of fruit flies of the genus Drosophila.

In his free time, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, barefoot running, hiking, and fly fishing.

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