Cecelia Miles, Ph.D., M.S.

Cecelia Miles, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Biology

Biology Department


Ph.D., University of Florida; M.S., Florida Institute of Technology; B.S. in Biology, Texas A&M University

Dr. Cecilia Miles teaches Developmental Biology, Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates, Experimental Design and Biostatistics and Introductory Biology. Her research is focused on the genetics of variation in egg size (per-offspring maternal investment), and how shifts in egg size affect key developmental events as well as fitness of parents and offspring. She is currently analyzing whole-genome sequence to identify SNPs associated with egg size in Drosophila melanogaster. Miles earned a bachelor's degree in marine biology from Texas A&M University, master's degree in biological sciences from Florida Institute of Technology and Ph.D. in zoology working with Dr. Marta Wayne at the University of Florida. Miles was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, working with Dr. Martin Kreitman on resolving spatial patterning and egg size in Drosophila.