Shayla Salzman

Shayla Salzman

Graduate Student, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
Phone: 617.384.5631
Fax: 617.384.6596
Email

Education

BS Genetics and Plant Biology, UC Berkeley

Research Interests

I am interested in the evolution and molecular mechanisms that underly plant-insect interactions and how they relate to speciation.  I am currently studying Zamia cycads and their weevil pollinators and lepidopteran herbivores. This system is particularly interesting in their apparent species specific interactions, highly toxic plant tissue, and threatened conservation statuses.