Padian Lab

Sara ElShafie

M.S., Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014
A.B., Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, 2011

I am an evolutionary biologist with interests in vertebrate paleontology, herpetology, global change and conservation biology. I use fossil and extant data to understand faunal responses to global change, both on short and deep timescales. I examine these questions using ecological, physiological, and environmental contexts. My current research focuses on reptiles, particularly lizards. I enjoy paleontology because it requires both scientific and creative thinking. It's also a perfect platform for science education, which is another major interest. Studying paleontology has also been a very humbling experience - it has given me a deeper appreciation of my own existence and that of everything around me. I love sharing that perspective with others.

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Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
3060 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140

UC Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780

Lab Phone: 510-642-7434
Fax: 510-642-1822
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