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Princess S. Gilbert graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in African-American Studies. As an undergrad at UCLA, the URC-CARE program funded Princess extensively for her participation in scientific research.  Her research topics have included the genotypic analysis of populations such as the critically endangered Ethiopian wolf, Santa Monica Mountains bobcats and mountain lions and the impact of the Andes Mountains on the speciation of Hermit hummingbirds in South America. 

Princess is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Alfaro in department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She is studying phylogenetic relationships of the major fish clades from the group Acanthomorpha using the Phylogenomic Approach. For further information please visit: http://www.eeb.ucla.edu/studentpage.php?id=219

“Being an undergraduate researcher showed me that I could actually be apart of the process of scientific discovery at a world renowned university! I would not have uncovered that ability without URC-CARE and I hope my mentorship will communicate just how much research can deepen your own achievements at UCLA.”