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Two male giraffes in northern Tanzania

George Lohay

Postdoctoral Scholar: Lee Lab
Dr. George Lohay collecting giraffe fecal samples for genetic analysis

Research Experience

I am an ecologist interested in understanding evolutionary processes that shape populations. I want to uncover how natural features like the East African Rift Valley and human activities in Tanzania act as barriers to gene flow. I use microsatellite markers and mitochondrial DNA to address these questions. I have more than 10 years of research experience. I worked as a  research assistant for the Serengeti Lion Project, then conducted research on African Savanna elephants and the Masai Giraffes have provided me with enough research experience. I am actively involved in the conservation of biodiversity conservation at large with a major focus on the restoration of wildlife corridors.