Texas Tech University

Carlos Garcia, M.S.

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I was born here in Lubbock, Texas but grew up in Oceanside, California where I graduated from high school and now call home. I moved back to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, and earned my B.S. in Natural Resources Management with an emphasis in Wildlife Biology and minored in Biology. As an undergraduate, I first worked with Dr. James Carr in the Biology department studying the effects of human receptor leptin and other hormones in the African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis. As much as I loved working with frogs and neurology I decided to change my emphasis to mammals. I began working with Dr. Richard Stevens my senior year of college and became fascinated with the ecology of bats and rodents. My research interests are radio telemetry, working with threatened species, genomics and conservation biology. My career goals are to pursue a Ph.D., and continue to study ecology and conservation. When I'm not working on campus I like to do anything that involves the outdoors and travel.