From an early age I became fascinated with the world's biodiversity. Whether I was hiking the trails of the pacific Northwest, or exploring the information in my binders of Wildlife Fact Files I had collected, I grew a deep appreciation for the natural world. This informed my academic path, as I studied Zoology at Washington State University and began working in Dr. William Snyder's insect ecology lab as an undergrad. I then spent two years as a research Technician in Dr. Harmit Malik's Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center before starting a PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. In Dr. Hopi Hoekstra's lab I study the genetic and developmental basis of whisker evolution in wild mice. I plan to defend my dissertation in Spring 2020.
Not only do I have a strong background in science and biology, I have a lifelong passion for the arts. I have worked on many different creative pursuits throughout my life, including illustration, painting, music, photography, and film. I am now trying to synthesize my two greatest passions into a career in science and nature filmmaking.
As climate change is an ever increasing concern, I hope to bring the beauty of the natural world, as well as the people who work to understand and protect life on this planet, to the screen to share with the world. I hope to contribute to public interest and engagement with science and conservation and the world around us.
PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology - Harvard University
B.S. Zoology - Washington State University
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Research + Film + Editing
Data Analysis, R statistical software, Writing, Teaching
McLaughlin, RM, JT Gable,C Wittkopp, M Emerman, and HS Malik. 2016. Conservation and innovation APOBEC3A restriction functions during primate evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33: 1889-1901.
Gable, JT, DW Crowder, TD Northfield, SA Steffan and WE Snyder. 2012. Niche Engineering Reveals Complementary Resource Use. Ecology 93: 1994-2000.