Scott Baird, Ph.D.

(937) 775-4171


  • Ph.D. Molecular Biology, 1988, University of Connecticut
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1988-1990, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Research Assistant Professor, 1991-1994, University of Pittsburgh

Natural history, morphological evolution, and speciation genetics in the nematode genus Caenorhabditis.  In particular I am interested in develomental constraint and the evolution of adaptive gene complexes.  Recent projects include characterizations of nematode-isopod associations, the evolution of caudal papillae pattern in male nematodes, and characterizations of post-zygotic reproductive isolation mechanisms in various combinations of Caenorhabditis speceis.

Current funding

NSF 1335772 Acquistion of Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine to establish high-throughput sequencing capability for ecological and environmental biology.  $123,300  PI: Oleg Paliy, coPIs: Scott E. Baird, Donald F. Cipollini, Jeffery L. Peters, John O. Stireman.  1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014.

Representative Publications