Amylin Chair in Life Sciences, Professor, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, UCSD
Therese Markow is an evolutionary biologist who studies speciation and adaptation to novel environments. Her research primarily utilizes Drosophila; research on this system combines a wide range of approaches, from field work to understand the ecologies of the different species, to the use of microarrays to understand the genetic underpinnings of host shifts and reproductive isolation. Markow received a Ph.D. in zoology (genetics) and B.S. in physical anthropology, both from ASU. She has served as editor of Evolution (1994-98), was recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship (Mexico) in 1995, and was a fellow at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at The University of Arizona in 2004. In 2001, she was awarded a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.