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Research in my lab focuses on two separate, though related questions: (1) How does the environment interact with the genome to control developmental and physiological processes? (2) How does the evolution of these interactions allow for the proliferation of organisms across diverse environments throughout the temperate zone? A combination of modern molecular approaches and the interpretation of physiological, evolutionary, and ecological contexts drive our research. Please visit the research page for more details.

What’s new?

|| 7 Sep 2013 || The accuracy of phylogeographic analysis is a function of population sampling.  Details in our recent paper in PLoS ONE. [link]

|| 27 Sep 2012 || Intraspsecific comparative QTL mapping shows the importance of genetic background in the interpretation of the genetic basis of adaptive evolution.  Details in our recent paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. [link]

|| 20 Jul 2012|| I have just opened my lab at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  I can be found in Schaefer Hall room 231.

|| 07 Feb 2012 || I am currently recruiting SMP students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Please contact me if you are interested in the opportunities in the lab.

|| 16 Jan 2012 || I will be joining the Biology faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland beginning in the fall of 2012! I very much look forward to joining this group of educators and researchers!

||16 Jan 2012 || Natural variation in photoperiodic response is independent from variation in the circadian clock in mosquitoes. Details appear in a new paper published in Heredity. [link]

|| 26 Aug 2010 || Sequenced RAD tags prove to be a cost and labor effective means of generating high-resolution phylogeographic datasets in organisms with no prior genomic resources. Details can be found in our new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA! [link]

|| 24 Aug 2010 || Check out the new NSF press release on our forthcoming PNAS paper!

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