Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Vanessa González

Interim Genomics Lead / Computational Genomics Scientist
Department / Division
  • Ph.D. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • M.S. California State University, Los Angeles (Biological Systematics)
  • B.S. University of California, Los Angeles (Marine Biology)
Research Interests

I currently serve as a Computational Genomics Scientist for IDSC Genomics—an initiative aimed at preserving and understanding the genomic diversity of life. My research focuses on understanding how species are related across the tree of life. I lead projects in genome biology and evolutionary bioinformatics, specializing on working with "big data." After receiving my Ph.D. from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University in 2013, I began research at the Smithsonian focusing broadly on biodiversity genomics, systematics, and invertebrate biology.

Areas of Expertise: Systematics, Evolution, Invertebrate Zoology, Biodiversity Genomics & Bioinformatics.

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