Curriculum Vitae

Education


University of California, Berkeley, California                                       Expected 2021
Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Advisor: Ian Wang

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York                                                      2014
B.S. Biological Sciences, Natural Resources
Magna Cum Laude, with Distinction in Research
Advisor: Kelly Zamudio

Research Appointments


Philomathia Fellow in the Environmental Sciences                            2018-present

Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow                                          2018-present
Advisor: Rayna Bell

Smithsonian Institution Graduate Fellow                                              2017
Advisor: Rayna Bell

Associate in Research, Duke University                                                 2014-2015
Advisor: Jenny Tung

Herpetology Intern, Archbold Biological Station                                 2014
Advisor: Betsie Rothermel

Grants


2018
Lewis and Clark Fund, American Philosophical Society
Student Research Award, American Society of Naturalists
Dave and Marvalee Wake Fund, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Berkeley Chapter Grant-in-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi

2017
Louise Kellogg Fund, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Rosemary Grant Award, Society for the Study of Evolution

2016
Graduate Dean’s Summer Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley

2015
ESPM Departmental Starter Grant, University of California, Berkeley

2013
Jane E. Brody Undergraduate Research Award, Cornell University
Fredric N. Gabler ’93 Memorial Research Honors Grant, Cornell University
CALS Alumni Association Academic Enrichment Program, Cornell University
Cornell Chapter Grant-in-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi
Grant-in-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi
Chicago Herpetological Society Research Grant

2012 Dextra Undergraduate Research Endowment Grant, Cornell University
J. Larry Landers Student Research Award, Gopher Tortoise Council

Teaching Appointments


Graduate Student Instructor:
ESPM 114 – Wildlife Ecology, UC Berkeley                                                            Spring 2017
ESPM 192 – Molecular Approaches to Environmental Problem Solving        Fall 2016
ESPM 114 – Wildlife Ecology, UC Berkeley                                                            Spring 2016

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant:
BIOEE 1780 – Evolution and Diversity, Cornell University                                 Spring 2012
BIOEE 1780 – Evolution and Diversity, Cornell University                                 Fall 2011

Guest Lectures:
Methods in Conservation Genetics and Genomics, ESPM 192, UC Berkeley   Fall 2016

Presentations


Yuan ML, Wake MH, Wang IJ (2018) Phenotypic integration and convergence of claw morphology in Caribbean Anolis lizards. Contributed Talk, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Meetings, San Francisco, CA

Yuan ML, Dean SH, Longo AV, Rothermel BB, Tuberville TD, Zamudio KR (2016) Influence of kinship and inbreeding on the gut microbiome of a hindgut-fermenting tortoise. Contributed Talk, Evolution Meetings, Austin, TX

Yuan ML, Dean SH, Longo AV, Rothermel BB, Tuberville TD, Zamudio KR (2014) Age, inbreeding, and other factors influencing the gut microbiota of a hindgut-fermenting tortoise. Poster, Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, Albany, GA [2nd Place Student Poster Competition]

Yuan ML, Rothermel BB (2014) Inbreeding avoidance and inbreeding depression in Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). Seminar, Archbold Biological Station, Venus, FL Yuan ML, Zamudio KR (2014) Age, inbreeding, and fine spatial structure influence gut communities of a hindgut fermenting tortoise. Seminar, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Yuan ML, Goyret J (2012) Flexible response in foraging behavior of the nocturnal hawkmoth, Manduca sexta, to changing illumination. Poster, Undergraduate Research Board Annual Fall Forum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Service & Outreach


Reviewer: Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Service: Graduate Admissions Committee, Division of Ecosystem Sciences, UC Berkeley (2017-18); Undergraduate Research Committee, Office of Undergraduate Biology, Cornell University (2013-14); Student Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Biology, Cornell University (2013-14)

Outreach: Volunteer, Bay Area Scientists in Schools, Community Resources for Science (2018-); Volunteer and Exhibit at Cal Day, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (2018); Herpetology Activities for Archbold Ecology Summer Camp (2014); Student Advisor, Cornell Office of Undergraduate Biology (2013-14): Undergraduate Research Committee (2013-14); Volunteer, CSI: Special Frog Unit Workshop, Expanding Your Horizons (2013)

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