This beautiful rat snake (G onyosoma oxycephalum ) was used for a biogeography project.

This beautiful rat snake (Gonyosoma oxycephalum) was used for a biogeography project.

ABout me

My name is Zachary Rodriguez, a PhD candidate at Louisiana State University and Museum of Natural Science

I created this site to share my research and interests with you. Have a look around and shoot me an email if you have any questions.

I am a science communicator, foodie, cook, dog-lover, and herpetologist. If any of these interest you, follow my adventures on Instagram!


I am broadly interested in the natural history of reptiles and amphibians, phylogenetics, and genomics. My dissertation research investigates the phylogenetic and genomic history of complex traits in lizards. I ultimately want to shed light on how genome evolution drives and maintains the biological diversity we see today.

Check out my Research Tab to learn more!