Who we are

Jonathan P. Velotta, PhD

Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator

Jon is an evolutionary biologist whose research merges physiology, genomics, and evolutionary biology theory. He is driven by a desire to understand how animal work, especially those that live in extremely harsh environments, like high-altitude. He studies vertebrates, primarily mice and fish.

Jon got his PhD from the University of Connecticut in 2014, with Eric Schultz. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow with Zac Cheviron at the University of Montana, before he arrived at DU in September 2020.

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