Corrie Moreau is the Martha N. and John C. Moser Professor of Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity at Cornell University in the Departments of Entomology and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in Ithaca, New York. She is also the director and curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection, which holds more than seven million specimens. Dr. Moreau earned her Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Harvard University and was a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Before this, she completed her undergraduate and Master’s degrees at San Francisco State University.
Dr. Moreau’s research on the evolution and diversification of ants and their symbiotic bacteria couples field-based research with molecular and genomic tools to address the origin of species and how co-evolved systems benefit both partners. She also pursues questions on the role of biogeography, trait evolution, and symbiosis in shaping macroevolutionary processes to better understand broad-scale evolutionary patterns of life.