Cristian Gruppi, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar/Lab Manager
Center for Tropical Research
Gruppi is a biologist with a strong experience in lab work. After several years spent in the field of biochemical and biomedical research, he started his career transition into the Conservation Biology. Gruppi joined the Smith’s team in July 2018 and is working on DNA and ancient DNA of several bird species included in the Bird Genoscape Project. The Bird Genoscape Project focuses on mapping the migratory routes of 100 species of migratory songbirds. Gruppi is particularly interested in exploring and harnessing the advantages of Next Generation Sequencing tools and genomics techniques for the conservation of wild animal populations.