Dr. J.J. ApodacaInstructor of Conservation and Genetics
His research combines multiple fields and methods (i.e. conservation genetics, habitat-modeling, life history studies, etc.) in order to develop and inform optimal conservation and management decisions. Dr. Apodaca served as the national Chair for Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) for 4 years, working with various partners to push forward amphibian and reptile conservation. He currently is a conservation geneticist and founder of Tangled Bank Conservation, which focuses on conserving rare species nationwide. He is also a co-founder and lead scientist for What’s Your Mutt DNA, a canine genetics company. Finally, he serves as the Director of Conservation and Science for the Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy.