Ian J. Wang


Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Conservation & Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Institution

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CURRENT POSITION
2012 - 2014: Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Institution
2010 - 2012: NSF Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University


EDUCATION
2010: Ph.D. Population Biology,University of California, Davis, CA
2004: B.A. (magna cum laude) Biology & English, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


PUBLICATIONS [Complete List]
15 Peer-reviewed publications in Ecology Letters, Molecular Ecology (7), Evolution (3), Conservation Genetics (2), Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, and Diversity & Distributions


FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
Smithsonian Institution Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellowship - $93,000 (2012-2014)
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology - $123,000 (2010 – 2012)
UC Davis Match Year Fellowship - $35,000 (2009 – 2010)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - $121,500 (2006 – 2009)
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellowship - $3,000 (2005)
Howard Hughes Summer Fellowship - $4,800 (2003)


RESEARCH GRANTS
Putnam Expedition Grant - $6,450 (2011)
California Department of Fish and Game - $33,750 (2007 – 2010)
UC Davis Center for Population Biology Research Awards - $5,100 (2006 – 2009)
UC Davis Dean’s Research Fund - $3,000 (2006 – 2009)
California Desert Research Fund - $2,000 (2009)
Andrew W. Mellon Student Research Grant - $1,400 (2003)


TRAVEL GRANTS
Harvard University Postdoctoral Award for Professional Development - $1,000 (2012)
F1000 Travel Grant Award - $500 (2011, 2012)
UC Davis Center for Population Biology Travel Awards - $1,500 (2009 – 2010)
UC Davis Hardman Award - $200 (2007)
Total Grants + Fellowship Awards = $435,200


TEACHING AND MENTORING ACTIVITIES
Teaching Assistant, UC Davis EVE 103 – “Phylogeny and Macroevolution” (2010)
Guest Lecturer, UC Davis EVE 138 – “Ecology of Tropical Latitudes” (2009)
Graduate Student Mentor to two NSF REU undergraduate researcher (2008) and two high school biotechnology interns (2009)


OUTREACH AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES
Faculty of 1000, Associate Faculty Member (2010-2013)
UC Davis Center for Population Biology Steering Committee (2007-2009)
UC Davis Graduate Student Assembly (2007-2009)
UC Davis Cross-Cultural Mentorship Program (2006-2008)
Davis High School Biotechnology Experience Program (2009)


INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Virginia Tech, Department of Biological Sciences (2012)
Rice University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2012)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (2012)
World Congress of Herpetology, Poison-Frog Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Symposium, Vancouver, CA (2012)
Boston University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2011)