Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Vanessa González

Computational Genomics Scientist, GGI
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2013 
  • M.S. California State University, Los Angeles (Biological Systematics), 2007 
  • B.S. University of California, Los Angeles (Marine Biology), 2005
Research Interests

I currently serve as a Computational Genomics Scientist for the Global Genome Initiative (GGI) – 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.

Publications

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