This month’s Faculty Spotlight highlights Dr. Heath Blackmon. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, Dr. Blackmon uses beetles to study evolutionary biology, particularly genome evolution.
Heath Blackmon received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Oregon State University in 2010. He then began work on his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in Arlington where he studied genome evolution in invertebrates. While at UT Arlington he built a database of invertebrate karyotypes containing over 15,000 species. He completed his Ph.D. in 2015 and moved to the University of Minnesota. In Minnesota Heath collaborated with […]