Director, Florida Program for Shark Research, University of Florida

Gavin Naylor, formerly with the Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston, joined the Florida Museum of Natural History in May 2017 to lead its shark research efforts. Naylor has been researching sharks, skates and rays for nearly 30 years

The Florida Program for Shark Research, directed by Dr. Gavin Naylor and staffed by a team of research scientists and educators, includes the Chondrichthyan Tree of Life Project, the International Shark Attack File and the International Sawfish Encounter Database, and hosts the preeminent website focusing on shark research, biodiversity and conservation.

Experience

  • –present
    Director, Florida Program for Shark Research, University of Florida

Education

  • 1989 
    University of Maryland, Ph.D