Gregory Backus

Ph.D. Candidate

Cox Hall, Room 519



I am a mathematical ecologist who is a Ph.D. candidate working with Kevin Gross in NC State's Biomathematics and Zoology programs with a minor in Genetic Engineering and Society. I enjoy studying theoretical questions about ecology, evolution, conservation biology, invasive species, and population genetics. Though my interests are wide and often changing, my current research focuses on the ecology of eradicating invasive mice with emerging gene drive technologies.

Because these technologies are complex and controversial, many of the questions that arise from it are beyond the realm of pure science. Therefore, some of my colleagues and I attempt to address some of these on our website.