Ravi Nagarajan

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Assistant Project Scientist

rpnagarajan@ucdavis.edu

(530) 752-6351 (lab)

University of California, Davis
Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

Education

B.S. Biology, Indiana University

Ph.D. Genetics, UC Davis

Research Interests

  • Non-invasive genetic methods for analyzing the threatened Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (VELB)
  • High-throughput sequencing methods development
  • Environmental DNA (eDNA) methods and applications
  • Role of epigenetic variation in adaptation in natural populations

Research Projects

Conservation genetics of the threatened Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (VELB):

  • Mitochondrial DNA analysis for elucidating population attributes
  • Non-invasive DNA detection methods