I am a Bay Area native and a proud graduate of UC Berkeley. I received my B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley in 2008. Once earning my undergraduate degree, I joined AmeriCorps NCCC and spent a year conducting community service projects around the U.S. I then taught high school in the San Francisco Bay Area for 2 years, working exclusively with students with learning challenges before beginning my PhD at Stanford.
I completed my PhD in 2017 under the guidance of Elizabeth Hadly. My dissertation work focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying hypoxia tolerance in pikas (small mammals related to rabbits).
Currently, I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Petrov Lab and the Associate Director of the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University.
For a bit more about me see – https://stanfordcehg.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/fellows-feature-katie-solari/
My toolkit: molecular evolution, transcriptomics, gene expression, population genetics, population genomics, microsatellites, ancient DNA, experimental design, field work
My study systems: Asia, North America
Professional Society Memberships: IUCN Species Survival Commission Lagomorph Specialist Group, LaGomics, World Lagomorph Society