Traci L. Grzymala

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Will lab at the University of California, Berkeley. My research focuses on the taxonomy and systematics of the ant-like leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Aderidae). My dissertation work will include cladistic analyses utilizing molecular and morphological character data to resolve the higher-level classification of this group. More broadly, I am interested in systematic theory, biogeography, and insect behavior.

In addition to my research, I am also strongly passionate about teaching and outreach education. Currently, I am the graduate student coordinator for the Berkeley Natural History Museums' East Bay Science Café and since 2011 I have been a NSF GK-12 fellow for the program "Exploring California Biodiversity".

Contact Information

Traci L. Grzymala
University of California, Berkeley
130 Mulfrod Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
mala@berkeley.edu