Drew R. Schield, Ph.D.


Assistant professor in the Department of Biology at University of Virginia

  • Currently recruiting two PhD students for Fall 2024 - send me an email if interested in applying!
  • Interested in doing a postdoc in the lab? Please reach out to talk about research ideas and opportunities!

Previous Positions

  • NSF postdoctoral research fellow (Feb 2020 - present) in the Safran Lab at University of Colorado Boulder
  • Postdoctoral researcher (June 2018 - Jan 2020) in the Castoe Lab at University of Texas at Arlington


  • Ph.D. – Quantitative Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2018
  • B.A. – Biology, University of Minnesota, Morris, 2012

Research Interests

  • Roles of selection and gene flow in speciation
  • Genetics of adaptation
  • Sex chromosome evolution
  • Genome structure and function

Crater, profile, rattlesnake images on main pages courtesy of Blair Perry.