Meet Graduate Student Rachel Turba

I am a PhD student in David Jacobs' lab at UCLA, and I am broadly interested in evolution and biogeography. Currently, I am involved in many different projects involving population genomics, ancient DNA of threatened fauna, as well as eDNA. Together with the CALeDNA team I hope to use this exciting technique to study communities and ecosystems, and how they are impacted by human activities. In the future, I wish to work at a museum where I can expand my research on aDNA and also engage in the popularization of science.