Funny Dad by Yoshio Yamashita, August 2006
My webpage will show features of my research and academic interests. I have divided the site into those areas. Please go to the link that interests you.
But first, let me give you a short overview and bio:
My research is involved with population genetics and evolution, mostly of scorpions. In my doctoral work, I completed an allozyme analysis of the sand scorpion (Smeringerus measensis). This scorpion was originally known as Paruroctonus mesaensis and resides in the Sonoran desert. I am very interested in how organisms have differentiated into their contemporary populations. I enjoy working with molecular techniques to sample populations and understand the evolutionary relationships among them. One of my current projects involves a scorpion whose geographic range includes the Arkansas Ozark and Ouachita mountains.
I teach Genetics (Biol 3034), Principles of Biology (Biol 1114), Evolutionary Biology (Biol 4064), and Molecular Genetics (Biol 4074). I enjoy these classes, and I have placed information for them under the Tech Black Board website.
I am the faculty advisor for the Tribeta Chapter in our department. Please visit their website (link below).
SouthFork of Little Red River, Winter 2004