The research in the EvoFunc-Genomic Lab focuses on understanding the genomic basis and regulatory mechanisms underlying adaptive evolution in natural systems.
My main research questions focus on:
i) the genetic and functional mechanisms of phenotypic evolution
ii) the evolutionary and genomic basis of rapid and contemporary adaptation
iii) the role of post-transcriptional processing in adaptive evolution
We address these questions by integrating population genomics with functional genomic approaches, such as RNA-seq, in natural populations and experimental lab populations. We are particularly interested in parallel evolution, divergence along environmental clines and contemporary adaptation.
We mainly work on fishes and other aquatic organisms, but I also venture out and collaborate widely with other researchers to study adaptive processes in birds, parasites and other critters.
See below an overview of our current research themes. Click on individual themes [picutres] for an overview of ongoing research projects.