Thom Nelson, PhD


Thom Nelson, PhD

Thom Nelson, PhD, is a Senior Scientist in Computational Biology at Embark. He manages and analyzes research data at Embark, including our research surveys. Prior to his role at Embark, Thom earned his PhD at the University of Oregon studying genetics and evolution and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Montana studying wildflowers across the American West.

Outside of work, Thom is a runner, a baseball fan, and a loving but often irritated dog dad to Willie.

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Bonding With Your Dog

Top 5 Most Cuddly Dog Breeds

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Just as we love our dogs, our dogs love us, too, and they show their love in different ways. Different dogs and dog breeds vary widely in how much they like to be curled up next to their human. It’s a quality that humans have encouraged and selected for, as we’ve domesticated dogs to be...

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Most Popular Dog Names of 2024

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Is your dog named Luna, Bella, or Charlie? If so, you might be a trendsetter. These names are among the top 10 most popular dog names right now. Keep reading to see trending dog names by breed and size, as well as head-to-head comparisons of dog names from pop culture. How did we find the...

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