My research focuses on the role of developmental mechanisms in the evolution and diversification of form, using nematode worms as a tractable laboratory model.
- Developmental Mechanisms and Regulation in Eukaryotic Systems
- Genomics and Bioinformatics
We study the genetics and evolution of developmental plasticity, particularly of novel traits and lifestyles in nematode models.
Research in the lab examines how development and ecology interact to translate genotypes to phenotypes—that is, by developmental plasticity—and how this interaction influences the evolution and diversification of form.
- genetic regulation and evolution of developmental plasticity