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Daniel Malagon

Title of Program: Conservation Biology with an Emphasis in Reproduction

E-mail Address: dmalagon@vols.utk.edu

Hometown: Clinton, TN

Year: Junior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2019

Description of Program: My program combines courses from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Animal Science, and Chemistry curricula in a way that allows me to study conservation biology. A heavy emphasis in my program is reproduction and the use of captive breeding as a means of conservation of endangered species.

Departmental Emphases: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Animal Science, and Chemistry

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Susan Kalisz, EEB and Dr. Cheryl Kojima, Animal Science

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): After graduating, I plan on earning a PhD in Conservation Biology. With these degrees I hope to become a professor and conduct research in conservation of endangered species.

Research Experiences or Internships:

Kalisz Lab

  • Mating System Evolution
  • Plant Reproductive Biology

Gray Lab

  • Amphibian Conservation and Ecology                

Zoo Knoxville Internship-Herpetology Department

  • Amphibian and Reptile Husbandry

Burghardt Lab

  • Ethology
  • Social Network Analysis

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: Archery, Tennessee Crew Club, reading, documentaries

Additional Information: Fluent in Spanish and French


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