Department of Biology
Dr. Salcedo is a population geneticist with an interest in microbial eukaryotes, primarily the alveolates (including the organisms that cause red tides and ciguatera poisoning). Her research includes computational, field, and lab components. She is interested in making science accessible to all, and during 2013-2014 was a liaison between Biology and the Department of Performing Arts as they presented a series of shows combining science and the arts.
Here at AU, Dr. Salcedo teaches a variety of classes, including oceanography, introductory biology, and evolutionary biology.
Outside of science, Dr. Salcedo is a science fiction fan and loves to cook - which most of her students get to experience, in and out of the classroom.
Dr. Salcedo is currently maintaining a Twitter feed for the Bio100 program (@AUBio100) and has a personal Twitter feed related to her interest in promoting scientific literacy (@DrBrainiacPhD).
DegreesPhD, Ecology and evolutionary biology (2009; University of Arizona) BA, Biology (Departmental High Honors) (2002; Smith College)
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