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Anthony Barley

Anthony Barley, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Biology, was recently selected as a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow by the Arnold O. Beckman Foundation.

The prestigious and highly selective fellowship, awarded to only 20 young researchers across the life sciences and chemistry nationwide, recognizes postdoctoral scholars who exemplify the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences.

“This fellowship supports my research investigating how genomic data and statistical models can be used to understand biodiversity,” said Barley. “It is an excellent opportunity for me to continue working here at UH and collaborating with faculty and graduate students in the Department of Biology.”

About Anthony Barley

Barley is interested in the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity, particularly the evolutionary biology of amphibians and reptiles, and how the tools of genomics and bioinformatics can help researchers understand species boundaries and evolutionary relationships within these groups.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree at California State University, Sacramento and went on to complete his PhD at the University of Kansas. In 2014, he joined the UH Mānoa Department of Biology working in the laboratory of Robert Thomson where he studies how genetic data and statistical models can help rapidly and accurately discover biodiversity and species boundaries.

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