Our research interests start from evolutionary biology as an overarching theme and expand into urban and tropical biodiversity, endangered species, pests and invasives, as well as pathogens (and their cousins).
In the early 1905s the Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) went extinct. The other two species of the same genus live in Hawaii (Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi) and in […]
SOK was interviewed for the Feb 3 issue of Inside Fordham on bedbugs and microbes.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been a major concern for public health over the past two decades. Along with colleagues from Columbia University Medical Center, the AMNH, the V.A. Medical […]
A fruitful collaboration with Martin Mendez and Howard Rosenbaum at the WCS resulted in the publication of a paper in Molecular Ecology on a previously unknown species of humpback dolphin […]
The Wall Street Journal wrote two short pieces on bedbugs and cockroaches quoting SOK. Ancient Pest, the Bed Bug, Faces New Scrutiny: Yearlong Study Under Way to Map Its Genome. […]