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James Cahill

Lecturer Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
Office 365 Weil Hall Work Phone: 352 294-9047 Website: Google Scholar page


James Cahill is a lecturer and independent PI in Environmental Engineering Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Rockefeller University from 2017-2020. He has expertise in Population Genomics, Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics. His research focuses on applying genomic techniques to immediate challenges in species conservation, environmental monitoring and human health.

Primary Research Area

Environmental Genomics

Other Research Areas

Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics (CESD)
Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering

Research Interests

Conservation Genomics, Genomics in Environmental Monitoring, Comparative Genomics


B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2009, University of Arizona
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2016, University of California, Santa Cruz