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Scott, Carly

Carly B Scott

Graduate Student Fellow - Matz Lab
Department of Integrative Biology

I am a Ph.D. student leveraging ancient DNA and centuries-old corals to study distant timescale genetic changes in reefs

I started at UT in fall 2019 after graduating from the Univeristy of Idaho with a B.S. in Applied Math & Biology. Here, I broadly study how corals respond to climate change. I do this through two lenses - first, using ancient DNA to enlighten genetic change in corals at distant timescales, and second, creating mathematical models of coral bleaching. When I'm not in the lab, you can find me rock climbing out at Reimer's Ranch!

Bull, J., Christensen, K., Scott, C., Jack, B., Crandall, C., & Krone, S. (2018). Phage-Bacterial Dynamics with Spatial Structure: Self Organization around Phage Sinks Can Promote Increased Cell Densities. Antibiotics,7(1). doi: 10.3390/antibiotics7010008 


Wardropper, C., Hormel, L., Scott, C., Moulton, F., Iniguez, V., Iñiguez Armijos, C. (2021). Factors influencing water quality perceptions in an urban and rural watershed in southern Ecuador: A case study of applied interdisciplinary research training in Ecuador. For Case Studies of the Environment.

In Review:

Scott, C., Cardenas, A., Mah, M., Narasimhan, V.M., Rohland, N., Toth, L.T., Voolstra, C.R., Reich, D., Matz, M. (2021). Ancient DNA from millennia-old coral cores provides insight into long-term holobiont trajectories. For Current Biology