Interview with Dr. Jodie Wiggins

Cam Cherry


Oklahoma State University genetics professor and researcher Dr. Jodie Wiggins has been recently dedicating her time and research into the fascinating world of sex determining mechanisms in lizards. In fact, her research could suggest the first species of lizards to demonstrate sex determining mechanisms outside of Australia. She reports that after receiving her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Lubbock Christian University and moving on to receive her masters degree in biology from Midwestern University, her love for animals and ecology really took off. Because of this love, she decided to pursue a PhD in biology from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis in evolution and ecology. Since earning her degrees, Dr. Jodie Wiggins has not only been teaching classes at the university, but also leading research teams behind the scenes in order to learn more about ecology

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