I'm an NSF funded post-doctoral fellow at UC San Diego's Biology Department (Ecology, Behavior & Evolution), working with Dr. Diana Rennison.

Broadly, my research program examines the maintenance and origins of biodiversity, across vertebrate systems. I leverage genomics, ecology, morphology, and bioinformatics to characterize and understand biodiversity holistically.


I work with both threatened species (i.e., sifakas), and non-threatened model organisms (i.e., threespine stickleback) to test theories, make predictions, & to ultimately robustly protect at-risk aquatic and terrestrial species.

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E-mail me at: etapanes (at) ucsd (dot) edu