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. Some of my favorite activities include writing, hiking (especially in National Parks!), exploring new cities, practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, and finding creative ways to be more eco-friendly.