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  • Kodandaramaiah, U., D. Lees, C. Mueller, E. Torres, K. Karanth and N. Wahlberg. 2010. Phylogenetics and biogeography of a spectacular Old World radiation of butterflies. BMC Evolutionary Biology.

  • Torres, E. and V.L. Gonzalez. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of cypridinid ostracodes and the evolution of bioluminescence. In Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence: Chemistry, Biology, and Applications., edited by A.A. Szalay, P.J. Hill and L.J. Kricka, 269-272. San Diego, CA: New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing Company.

  • Torres, E. and J. Morin. 2007. Vargula annecohenae, a new species of bfoluminescent ostracode (Myodocopida. Journal of Crustacean Biology: 649-659.

  • Torres, E. and A. Cohen. 2005. Vargula morini, a new species of bioluminescent ostracode (Myodocopida. Journal of Crustacean Biology: 11-24.

  • Torres, E., D.C. Lees, R.I. Vane-Wright, C. Kremen, J.A. Leonard and R.K. Wayne. 2001. Testing monophyly in a large radiation of Madagascan butterflies (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae: Mycalesidina) based on mitochondrial DNA data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 20: 460-473.

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Educational Background

  • 1997-1998 – postdoc, American Museum of Natural History, New York NY (Molecular Systematics)

  • 1996 – Ph.D., UCLA, Los Angeles CA (Biology)

  • 1989 – B.S., Arizona State University, Tempe AZ (Biology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2004-2005 – Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, National Academies

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Cohen, A – California Academy of Sciences

  • Morin, J – Cornell University

  • Muchlinski, A – CSULA

  • Oakley, T – UC Santa Barbara

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