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Rachel Johnston

Graduate StudentUCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Center for Tropical Research

Phone: 310-825-5014
Email: racheljo@ucla.edu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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

Center for Tropical Research
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

University of California, Los Angeles
Lakretz Hall, Suite 300
619 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

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.



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 cgomez@lifesci.ucla.edu. Visitors are always welcome.

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