About Me

CIMG8520I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. My dissertation research focuses on the phylogenetics, secondary sexual dimorphism, diversification rates, and divergence time estimations for a family of beetles commonly known as the puppet beetles (Coleoptera: Aderidae).

Email: mala [AT] berkeley.edu
Essig Museum of Entomology
Department of Environmental Science

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