Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives
David L. Reed is a Curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. He joined the Provost’s Office in 2018. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University (M.S. and Ph.D.) and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Utah prior to joining UF in 2004. Reed’s research focuses on the genetics of mammals and their parasites. His current research uses complete genomes of bats on Caribbean islands to better understand the effects of climate change on the long-term health of these isolated populations. He also continues his National Science Foundation-funded research using parasites of humans to better understand human evolution and human migration across the globe.