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Philip Lavretsky

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On this week’s episode of We Are UT, Keith Pannell is joined by associate professor of Biological Sciences at UTEP, Philip Lavretsky, to discuss how fishing during his childhood lead to Philip’s fascination with wild fowl genetics and the wild behavior of ducks and other birds.

Dr. Philip Lavretsky is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso and his current research consists of studying the evolution and adaptation of gene flow through an analysis of genetic diversity among species’ ranges. Lavretsky earned his Bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of California-Davis as well as his Ph. D in Environmental Sciences from Wright State University. His overall goal is to bridge the gap between evolutionary and wildlife genetics in order to produce more productive management efforts.

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This interview originally aired on March 10, 2023.

London, England’s Dr. Keith Pannell created Science Studio in 1987 and has hosted the show for more than thirty years. With a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pannell provides listeners with a unique insight on the sciences. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UTEP.
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