Andrew Frank

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Andrew caving in the karst of West Virginia
Head scales of Plestidon skiltonianus, illustration by Andrew Frank

Contact Information

Office: BPB 322

Phone: (845) 728-6551

Mailing Address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269


PhD Student, University of Connecticut, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2013-present
Major Advisor: Elizabeth Jockusch

Research Interests

I am interested in answering evolutionary questions by leveraging molecular data in novel ways. My current graduate work focuses on three core interests: speciation and population genetics, systematics and taxonomy, and deep-level phylogenetics. Broadly speaking, I am interested in questions about... {columns-list|1|

  • Causes and identification of non-bifurcating speciation in North American skinks
  • Phenotypic changes in relation to processes of speciation, especially those associated with a transition to a cave-dwelling phenotype
  • Resolving differences between morphological and molecular phylogenies