Rachel Johnston

Graduate Student
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Tel: (310) 825-5014

EEB Profile

University of California, Los Angeles

621 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606

Research Interests

Avian migration has been suggested to be under genetic control, yet the genes underlying migration are unknown. I am interested in integrating phenotypic and transcriptomic data of the Swainson’s thrush, Catharus ustulatus, to identify and characterize genes involved in avian migration. This species is an ideal system for my research because it affords the opportunity to compare genetically distinct subspecies with drastically different migratory strategies.

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Center for Tropical Research | UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300 | 619 Charles E. Young Dr. East | Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

The Center for Tropical Research, located on the third floor of La Kretz Hall, is part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. For general inquiries, contact Christa Gomez, CTR Office Manager, at (310) 206-6234, or by email at Visitors are always welcome.

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