Our lab is primarily focused on studying the evolutionary history of species, populations, and individuals and the molecular evolution of gene regulatory regions and conserved genomic loci. To address questions in each of these areas, we generally use non-model organisms, and because we work with non-model species, we also develop and use genomic and computational tools to facilitate our work with these organisms.

Much of our work is integrative or cross-disciplinary - we use theory and tools from the fields of evolutionary biology, computational biology, molecular biology, organismal biology, genetics (few genetic regions), and genomics (many/all genetic regions) to help us address our questions. Below are general descriptions of several federally-funded projects on which we're currently working. Additional details regarding student research in the lab can be found on the People page. If you have any questions about these projects or any of our other work, please contact us.