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Javier Monzón, PhD

Natural Science Division, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90263-4321

javier.monzon@pepperdine.edu

pepperdine.digication.com/monzon

 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

Assistant Professor of Biology

 

Natural Science Division, Pepperdine University

2015-present

National Institutes of Health IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Infectious Diseases and Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University

 

2013-2015

Adjunct Professor

Biological Sciences Dept., SUNY College at Old Westbury

 

2014

Adjunct Lecturer

Biology Dept., CUNY Queens College

 

2005-2006

 

EDUCATION

 

PhD

Stony Brook University

Ecology and Evolution

Dissertation title: “Rapid Evolution of Northeastern Coyotes”

Advisor: Distinguished Professor Daniel Dykhuizen

Co-advisor: Roland Kays (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences)

 

December 2012

 

BA

Queens College, City University of New York

Biology major, Psychology minor

Cum Laude

Advisor: Professor Paul Mundinger

 

February 2004

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Toledo, A, J Monzón, J Coleman, and J Benach.  2015.  Hypercholesterolemia and ApoE deficiency result in severe infection with Lyme disease and relapsing fever Borrelia.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 5491-5496.

 

Janson, CH, J Monzón, and MC Baldovino.  2014.  Experimental analysis of predator and prey detection abilities in rainforest habitat: who has the advantage?  Behaviour 151: 1491-1512.

 

Monzón, J.  2014.  First regional evaluation of nuclear genetic diversity and population structure in northeastern coyotes (Canis latrans).  F1000Research 3:66.

 

Monzón, J, R Kays, and D Dykhuizen.  2014.  Assessment of coyote-wolf-dog admixture using ancestry-informative diagnostic SNPsMolecular Ecology 23: 182-197.

 

Monzón, J.  2014.  Book review of Free-Ranging Dogs & Wildlife Conservation by Matthew Gompper.  The Quarterly Review of Biology 89: 386-387.

 

Monzón, J.  2013.  SOS por el oso de anteojos.  Impacto Tolimense 20: 8-9.  Featured as the cover article.  Monzon 2013 Oso de Anteojos.pdf
 

Monzón, J.  2013.  Book review of Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals edited by Cecil Jennings et al.  The Quarterly Review of Biology 88:364.

 

Monzón, J.  2012.  Rapid evolution of northeastern coyotes.  PhD Thesis, Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.

 

Monzón, J and N Friedenberg.  2012.  A risk analysis framework for golden eagle population responses to wind power.  Industry report for Electric Power Research Institute.

 

Monzón, J.  2012.  Book review of Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis by Sandra Steingraber.  The Quarterly Review of Biology 87:78.

 

Monzón, J.  2012.  Book review of Climate Change in the Adirondacks: The Path to Sustainability by Jerry Jenkins.  The Quarterly Review of Biology 87:150.


Monzón, J, L Moyer-Horner, and M Palamar.  2011.  Climate change and species range dynamics in protected areasBioScience 61:752-761.  Featured as the cover article. 
 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

Pepperdine University Dean's Research Grant, $1,500

 

2016

Stony Brook Univ. Turner Fellowship Summer Research Grant, 6 summers, $19,740

 

2007-2012

American Society of Mammalogists Grants-in-Aid of Research, $1,500

 

2010

National Science Foundation AGEP Summer Research Grant, $1,000

 

2010

American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund, $1,500

 

2009

 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

 

“Tick talk: Evolutionary  genomics of a rapidly expanding disease vector”

Invited oral presentation at Queens College, Flushing, NY

 

2015

"Evolutionary genomics of an expanding arthropod disease vector"

Poster presented at IRACDA conference, San Diego, CA

 

2015 

“Evolutionary genomics and bacterial metagenomics of lone star ticks”

Poster presented at IRACDA conference, Albuquerque, NM

 

2014

“Ticked off: genomic insights into the very annoying and aggressive lone star tick”

Invited oral presentation at The Rotary Club of Smithtown, Smithtown, NY

 

2014

“Rapid evolution in rapidly expanding populations of coyote and lone star tick”

Invited oral presentation at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

 

2014

“Rapid formation of habitat-conforming metapopulation genetic structure in northeastern coyotes”

Oral presentation at Evolution 2013, Snowbird, UT

 

2013

“Rapid evolution of genetically differentiated populations of northeastern coyotes”

Poster presented at IRACDA conference, Atlanta, GA

 

2013

“Widespread coyote-wolf admixture in Ohio and the Northeast”

Oral presentation at 12th Northeast Natural History Conference, Syracuse, NY

 

2012

“Do northeastern coyotes show adaptation among habitats?”

Poster presented at Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Conference, Stony Brook, NY, mentoring undergraduate student Christian Roccanova

 

2012

“Coyote-wolf hybridization in the Northeast U.S.”

Invited oral presentations at Stony Brook University Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series, Stony Brook, NY, and Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY

 

2011, 2012

“Population structure and adaptation in northeastern coyotes: An evolutionary genomics approach”

Poster presented at American Genetic Association Annual Symposium, Guanajuato, Mexico

 

2011

“Population genomics of northeastern coyotes”

Oral presentations at Stony Brook University’s Ecology and Evolution Retreat, Stony Brook, NY (winner of best student talk) and at AGEP Preparing for the Professoriate Conference, Albany, NY; poster presented at Celebrating Diversity and Academic Excellence (CDAE) Conference, Stony Brook, NY

 

2011

“Climate change and species range dynamics in protected areas”

Oral presentations at 95th meeting of Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA and at CUNY-SUNY AGEP Conference, New York, NY

 

2010

“Beyond mitochondrial DNA: An analysis of population genetic structure in northeastern coyotes using highly variable SNPs”

Oral presentation at 90th meeting of American Society of Mammalogists, Laramie, WY

 

2010

“Diversity trends in biological science departments”

Poster presented at Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Conference, Stony Brook, NY, mentoring undergraduate student Ayesha Sookdeo

 

2009

“I know what the caged bird will sing: Predicting and quantifying canary song learning behavior”

Oral and poster presentations at Einsteins in the City Conference, New York, NY

 

2005

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Pepperdine University

 

Zoology (BIO 212), Ecology (BIO 311), Behavioral Ecology (BIO 330)

SUNY College at Old Westbury

 

Ecology (BIO 4470)

                        

Stony Brook University

 

Chordate Zoology (BIO 344), Biological Sciences II (BIO 205)

 

CUNY Queens College

 

Introductory Biology (BIO 107), Evolution (BIO 287/587)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND OUTREACH

 

Member of Advisory Board of Northeast Wolf Coalition

 

Co-organizer and leader of the Brownfield BioBlitz citizen-science fieldtrip for 95th meeting of Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA (2010)

 

Co-organizer of the inaugural meeting of the Rocky Mountain Sustainability and Science Network (RMSSN) and USGS-NPS Park Break, Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO (2010)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Society of Mammalogists (ASM)

 

Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)

 

 

LANGUAGES  

 

Spanish: fluent in speaking, reading, writing, and real-time translating

 

Portuguese: reading

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