PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Office: SC 1010 (Armstrong)
Phone: (912) 344-2646
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Principles of Biology I, Genetics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Epigenetics, Research, Special Topics – Advanced Research in Evolution
I use molecular markers to study the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the ecology and evolution of non-model organisms, molecular ecology, and conservation genetics. I have experience with freshwater and marine fish, herpetofauna, birds, insects, mammals, and plants. I am interested in studying how epigenetic factors are important for an organism’s response to the environment, how epigenetic variation may provide an alternative source of phenotypic variation among individuals, and the role of epigenetic variation in ecology and evolution. In addition, I use highly polymorphic DNA microsatellites and next-generation DNA sequencing to study molecular ecology and conservation genetics. I am interested in contrasting species with different autecologies among dynamic environments to determine the ecological factors that generate genetic differences.
Last updated: 8/1/2018