Stefan Prost
Field Course Instructor

Stefan is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University with a research focus on genome architecture, comparative genomics and paleogenomics. He has worked on such diverse projects as creating the first complete mitochondrial genome of New Zealand’s first dogs, to real-time DNA barcoding of some rare herpetofauna (the recently re-discovered Jambato toad Atelopus ignescens, which was thought to be extinct for 28 years, a rare species of blind snake Trilepida guayaquilensis, and two undescribed species of Dipsas (snakes) using nanopore sequencing in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Stefan has co-instructed two field courses for FPI titled Genomics in the Jungle at the Inkaterra Green Lab during the summers of 2018 and 2019.