James Cahill is a lecturer and independent PI in Environmental Engineering Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Rockefeller University from 2017-2020. He has expertise in Population Genomics, Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics. His research focuses on applying genomic techniques to immediate challenges in species conservation, environmental monitoring and human health.