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Fulbright ASEAN Research Scholar David Lohman Delivers Lectures at the Philippine National Museum
Friday, 15 March 2019

Professor David J. Lohman, 2018-2019 Fulbright ASEAN Research Scholar, presented a seminar on “Methods, Protocols, and Analysis of Genetic Data for Zoological Research” at the National Museum of Natural History, Philippines, on March 5th.

Museum staff and more than 220 other attendees listened to a series of four lectures to learn about grant-writing, DNA barcoding, and inference of evolutionary history using genetic data.

Prof. Lohman also talked briefly about his own research and ButterflyNet (, a global research consortium that he leads. ButterflyNet aims to infer the evolutionary history of all butterfly species and compile free, online resources for comparative biology and conservation research.

About Prof. David Lohman

Professor Lohman is a 2018-2019 Fulbright ASEAN Research Scholar currently in residence at the National Museum of Natural History, Philippines. He is lead investigator of ButterflyNet research consortium (, and Associate Professor of Biology at the City College of New York ( As a graduate student at Harvard University, he won the Bowdoin Writing Prize in Natural Science twice, and has been awarded over US$3 million in competitive grants and fellowships for research on biodiversity in Southeast Asia.

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