Tamaki Yuri

Collections Manager
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Tamaki is the Collection Manager in the Ornithology Department of the Sam Noble Museum, where she is also the Lab Manager for our Genetic Resources Core Facility . Tamaki has a PhD from the University of Michigan, where she worked on several high-profile projects in avian molecular biology and systematics.

Currently, Tamaki is studying the hybridization between White-faced and Glossy ibises in Oklahoma. These wetland birds have experienced rapid range expansions in the last 20 years, resulting in range overlaps in the Great Plains and coastal Gulf regions.