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Nelson Ting

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-8878
  • Office: 302B Condon Hall
  • Website: Website


B.A., Washington University (1999); M.A., University of Missouri (2001); Ph.D., City University of New York (2008)


Dr. Ting's research interests lie at the intersections of genetics/genomics, evolutionary ecology, and conservation in natural animal populations, with a focus on non-human primates. While the types of questions he addresses vary, they are united in combining lab-based methods, fieldwork, and computational approaches to elucidate processes that drive diversity, adaptation, and health. This includes inference of demography and population history from genetic/genomic data, combining genetic and ethological data to better understand variation in social behavior, and using transcriptomics and metagenomics to study host-microbe/host-pathogen interactions. The ultimate goal of this work is to understand what affects the well-being of wild populations and to help improve the protection of threatened taxa. Dr. Ting is also faculty in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, and his projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Geographic Society, and Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.

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Lab Location: 7 Pacific Hall