Alexandra L. DeCandia, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Conservation Genomics & Center for Species Survival
Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
Interests: Evolutionary & Conservation Genomics
Thank you for visiting my webpage! As a scientific researcher, I am fascinated by the diversity of questions that can be addressed with molecular techniques. Through use of genetic, epigenetic, and microbial sequencing technologies, I apply an integrative molecular approach to the study of at risk wildlife populations facing disease and other conservation threats. I have additionally studied the genetic effects of urban colonization, performed pedigree reconstruction, and developed a method for noninvasive sex identification of mammalian carnivores. My hobbies include hiking (especially in National Parks!), yoga, cooking, and finding creative ways to be more eco-friendly.