George M. Diggs, Jr., Ph.D.
BRIT Research Associate
Ph.D. in Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Biology, College of William and Mary
B.S. in Biology, College of William and Mary
George has been trained as an Evolutionary Biologist/Systematic Botanist. Early in his career, he focused his research efforts, including field work and general systematics research, on the genus Comarostaphylis in the Ericaceae (blueberry family) that occurs from southern California through Mexico to Panama. For the past 20 years, he has been doing floristic research, including coauthoring (with BRIT colleagues) several books on the Texas flora. Another research interest is evolutionary medicine/ancestral health, in which George has just completed a project coauthoring a book on that topic.
George has been a professor in the Biology Department at Austin College for more than thirty years and has taken students on international travel and research trips 17 times. In his personal life he has a long-term partner, Dr. Kerry Brock (she’s a mathematician and the smart one in the family), and his interests lie in gardening, traveling, woodworking, and photography.
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