Scott Edwards pursued his undergraduate studies at Harvard and was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He began his research on Babbler songbirds in Australia while he was a graduate student. During his post-doc at the University of Florida, Edwards switched the focus of his studies to immunogenetics and population genetics in wild birds. He became an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in 1994 and in 2003 he moved to Harvard University. Currently, he is Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard.
Edwards is proud to include undergraduate and graduate students in his research and is actively engaged in increasing student diversity in evolutionary and environmental sciences.