Laurea in Biology: University of Rome “La Sapienza”

PhD in Biology: Yale University 


Senior Research Scientist and LecturerDepartment of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Director of Molecular Systematics and Conservation Genetics Center, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies

Director of DNA Analysis Facility in Science Hill, Yale University      

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Contact      adalgisa.caccone@yale.edu  203-432-5259

Additional Positions

Associate Editor for Conservation Genetics, Journal of Heredity, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Zoo Biology

Curatorial Affiliate, Vertebrate Paleontology, Peabody Museum, Yale University

Conservation Science Panel Member for SEI (Sustainable Ecosystems Institute)

Member of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Science Resource Center             

Council Member for Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) and Systematic Biology Society (SSB)

Chair of the SSE International Committee   

Course Offerings

Molecular Approaches to Systematics, Conservation Genetics, and Behavioral Ecology (EEB 375)

Laboratory for Evolutionary Biology (EEB 226Lb) 

Laboratory in Molecular Systematics (EEB 315La)

Conservation Genetics (EEB 320)

Molecular Ecology (EEB 326)

My research interests span molecular evolution, phylogeography, and conservation genetics. Visit the MSCG website for a comprehensive list of Current and Past ProjectsPeople and Publications

Questions that interest me range from understanding the evolutionary processes in small isolated populations, to the use of molecular markers to infer current and historical population processes at various spatial and temporal scales. I am question driven rather than organism bound. Thus, I work with a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate taxaAs Director of the YIBS, Molecular Systematics and Conservation Genetics Center, I facilitate training in the use of molecular tools to approach a wide variety of organismal and environmentally based questions, for undergraduate and graduate students, post-doc’s and faculty.