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Flaxman, Samuel M Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Flaxman's research is focused primarily on using the synergy of theory and empirical experimentation to understand how to use genomic data to make inferences about the process that drive the formation of new species.

keywords

  • theory, experiments, predator-prey interactions, habitat selection behavior, coevolution, adaptation, conditional movement, dispersal, migration, evolutionary ecology, spatially explicit models, biological computation, individual based modeling, population dynamics, evolutionary stability, adaptive strategies, speciation genomics, population genetics

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EBIO 1210 - General Biology 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Lect. Provides a concentrated introduction to molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary biology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts, and questions. Intended for science majors.
  • EBIO 4420 - Computational Biology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Covers a wide range of techniques for simulating biological systems, developing computer programs and scripts to interact with data and making research shareable and reproducible. Same as EBIO 5420.
  • EBIO 5420 - Computational Biology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Covers a wide range of techniques for simulating biological systems, developing computer programs and scripts to interact with data and making research shareable and reproducible. Same as EBIO 4420.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.

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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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