Alex Shephard

PhD Candidate

Alex is a graduate student in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the evolutionary consequences of stress, which includes topics ranging from how organisms deal with anthropogenic change to why organisms age. Alex studies these topics using a range of invertebrate systems, including butterflies, crickets, and worms. He is currently working with the Gill lab on an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship studying relationships between the evolution of aging and stress resistance in genetically diverse C. elegans strains collected over a broad geographic range.