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Robert (Scott) Cornman, Ph.D.


(Robert) Scott Cornman is a Biologist at the Fort Collins Science Center. He received a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Georgia. He is a genomics specialist focusing on the application of SNPs, RNA-Seq, and barcode sequencing to organismal ecology and conservation.


  • PhD Genetics/University of Georgia, 2006
  • B.A. History/Rice University, 1992

Professional Experience

  • 2015-present, Biologist, USGS FORT, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2012-2015, Biologist, USGS LSC, Leetown, WV
  • 2008-2012, Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD