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Current Projects: in progress

Evolution of Extreme Pollution Tolerance in Estuarine Fish

Developing a deep understanding of how natural selection shapes genetic variation is a central goal of evolutionary biology. Because genome science is in its infancy, we still have a relatively rudimentary understanding of the connections between genotype and phenotype, and how they mediate the effects of selection. I am studying the evolution of extreme pollution tolerance in fishes that inhabit the Atlantic Coast of North America.

Sex chromosomes and local adaptation in killifish.

Methods in comparative functional genomics.

Delimitation of evolutionarily significant units.