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. He is driven by a desire to understand how animal work, especially those that live in extremely harsh environments, like high-altitude. He loves vertebrates most, and studies both mammals and fish.

Jon got his PhD from the University of Connecticut 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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