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Adam Ciezarek

Postdoctoral Scientist

Adam Ciezarek


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I am an evolutionary biologist, with interests in phylogenetics as well as population and conservation genomics. I started working at the EI in September 2018 as part of the GROW Colombia team, under the Natural Diversity programme. My current work is focusing on conservation genomics of the Andean bear in Colombia.

Prior to this, I received my PhD in 2018 from Imperial College London. Here, I was using phylogenomics to study the evolution of endothermy in fish, particularly tuna and lamnid sharks.


Evidence of positive selection associated with placental loss in tiger sharks.

Swift DG, Dunning LT, Igea J, Brooks EJ, Jones CS, Noble LR, Ciezarek A, Humble E, Savolainen V. (2016) BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16:126.


Substitutions in the Glycogenin-1 Gene Are Associated with the Evolution of Endothermy in Sharks and Tunas.

Ciezarek AG, Dunning LT, Jones CS, Noble LR, Humble E, Stefanni SS, Savolainen V. (2016) Genome Biology and Evolution, 8:9, 3011-3021.


Phylotranscriptomic Insights into the Diversification of Endothermic Thunnus Tunas.

Ciezarek AG, Osborne OG, Shipley ON, Brooks EJ, Tracey SR, McAllister JD, Gardner LD, Sternberg MJE, Block B, Savolainen V. (2018) Molecular Biology and Evolution, msy198.