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!
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.
Our work examining genetic variation associated with Sea Star Wasting Syndrome was published in Molecular Ecology.
Local news picked up the story! LINK
We were awarded an NSF research grant to work on genetics mechanisms of hypoxia in T. californicus ! Recent postdoc Dr. Allie Graham, now at the University of Utah, is a collaborator in the funded projects.
Thanks, National Science Foundation!!
New paper published in Ecosphere from a collaboration with Dr. Sally Hacker and NSF Graduate Fellow Rebecca Mostow. Go to the 'Publications' page for a link to the publication.
Good news early in the year: our paper examining mitonuclear allele frequency matching in copepod hybrids was published in Genome Biology and Evolution. The study was led by recent postdoc Kin-Lan Han.
Go to the 'Publications' page for a link to the publication.