We use insects to investigate genome evolution
Most work we have done has relied on the nearly 200 Drosophila species. Our phylogenetic comparative methods have allowed us to identify unique species to investigate further with whole genome sequencing.
While much of our work relies on lab work, there are computational components as well as field components. The bugs have to come from somewhere! If you're interested in working with me, reach out!
Genomes vary widely across the tree of life. This variation is not just in coding sequences (genes), but in how much DNA there is (genome size), how it's organized (chromosomes) and accessible (euchromatin vs. heterochromatin). I am largely interested in:
I'm open to new questions and ideas! If you are interested in something else and want to work with me, reach out!