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Florida Museum of Natural History
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2710
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Kawahara Lab

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity

Other Affiliations

UF Department of Biology

UF Department of Entomology and Nematology

UF Genetics Institute

UF School of Natural Resources and Environment


M.S. & Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Maryland

Research Interests

Insect evolution and diversity, phylogenomics, host-use evolution, biogeography


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