Yusan Yang | PhD student


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I am a PhD student in the Richards-Zawacki lab where I study color evolution using the polymorphic strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio). My dissertation goal is to understand how color-mediated female choice and male-male competition interact to drive phenotypic divergence and reproductive isolation. Most of my work is conducted in the field, at a natural phenotypic transition zone between the red and blue allopatric lineages at Bocas del Toro, Panama. Prior to coming to University of Pittsburgh, I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at National Taiwan University. I am interested in animal behavior and phenotypic polymorphism, especially visual signals.

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