We are interested in studying how ecology affects the structure, function, and evolution of the genome and its role in the development and evolution of complex phenotypes.
This helps us understand the evolution of biological diversity and how it responds to environmental change.
- Sep 24, 2021
- DOSAGE COMPENSATION & EVODEVO: Thermosensitive sex chromosome dosage compensation in ZZ/ZW softshell turtles, Apalone spinifera.Jan 8, 2021
- EVOLUTION: Podocnemis expansa turtles hint to a unifying explanation for the evolution of temperature dependent sex determination in long-lived and short-lived vertebratesJan 7, 2021
- Aug 6, 2020
- PHYLOGENOMICS: Karyotypic evolution of sauropsid vertebrates illuminated by optical and physical mapping of the painted turtle and slider turtle genomesJul 31, 2020
Evolution and Regulation of Developmental Networks
Why do organisms vary so remarkably in the ways they produce males and females? Our work focuses on comparative evolutionary and ecological genomics related to the evolution of developmental pathways, particularly those that underlie the development of the sexual phenotype.
Sex Chromosomes and Genome Organization
What are the causes and consequences of chromosome evolution? We are studying (a) the evolution of sex chromosomes and the genes they contain, plus (b) the genome rearrangements responsible for changes in diploid number across turtles and their association with transitions in sex determination.