Our lab is broadly interested in understanding how an organism responds to novel environments. Such organismal persistence generally occurs through genetic adaptation, phenotypic plasticity or combination of these two processes. We are particularly interested in exploring the relative roles of such processes of genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity that underlie a trait evolution.
Fig: Adaptive radiation in beaks of Darwin's Finches
We integrate a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, including comparative ‘omics’ (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics and metabolomics), ecology and natural history to uncover the molecular basis underlying the processes of adaptive evolution. We work with a variety of non-model systems that includes birds, lizards, frogs and mammals.
The new lab website is actively under maintenance. Please visit here for previous research projects and additional information.
Actively looking for research technician, undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs ? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested