We study how marine organisms evolve adaptations to their environments, and how these adaptations may lead to diversification and new species. Our diverse projects combine a variety of approaches with the common aim of determining the genetic basis of interesting physiological and life history traits in marine systems.
Please look around to read more about our research projects, and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Work by past M.S. student Emily Boring was published in Marine Biology.
Postdoc Kevin Olsen (shared between OSU and SIO) found genomic regions strongly associated with male sterility in hybrid copepods. Very cool! Now in Genome Biology and Evolution.
Our continued work exploring the loss of key hypoxia response genes has been published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution. In this study, we examined the phylum Cnidaria.
New PhD Dan Schneck successfully defended his dissertation work on evolution and regulation of copepod circadian gene networks! Dan is starting a permanent teaching position at the Spokane Community College. Make us proud, Dan!
New lab member!
Dr. Matt Powers joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Scholar!
Undergrads win awards!
Jasmine Weaver and Spencer Loring each received the competitive SURE Science grant from the College of Science. These awards will support them to perform independent projects in our lab over the Summer. Congratulations, Spencer and Jasmine!
Dr. Burton in the house!
Andrea Burton presented a beautiful defense of her dissertation research on the phenotypic and genomic response to climate stressors in marine invertebrates. Andrea quickly moved on to a postdoc position at San Francisco State University.