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Scott Egan

Scott Egan

Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar | Assistant Professor of BioSciences
Office Phone: (713) 348-2234


Scott P. Egan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biosciences at Rice University and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico. Egan is an integrative evolutionary biologist and his lab is broadly interested in addressing big questions in ecology, evolution and conservation biology. To address these questions, the Egan lab uses a multidisciplinary approach that integrates natural history, behavioral observations, manipulative field experiments, population genetics and genomics. In addition, the lab collaborates with other scientists from across the science spectrum (engineering, physics, computer science, etc.) to address these questions in creative and new ways. He performs fieldwork across the Americas with a special focus on organisms in the southern U.S. and Mexico and works with natural history collections in many major museums, including the Smithsonian Institute in D.C. and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Prior to joining the faculty at Rice, he held a dual appointment as a research assistant professor and a faculty Fellow in Ecological Genomics with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Egan received a B.S. in biology from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in biology from Texas State University and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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