Marine Genomics Laboratory

 

Research in our laboratory is directed in part towards an understanding of the organization and evolution of fish genomes, and in part towards using genetic molecules to resolve both basic and applied problems involving fish species. Choice of organisms is based on biological diversity, evolutionary heterogeneity, and economic importance, as well as the opportunities to work in the field and interact with the organisms in their natural ecologies. Present work is oriented towards: (i) use of genetic characters to measure gene flow/isolation and historical demography among spatially and/or temporally differentiated subsets within populations, (ii) development of genetic markers for use in population genetics and aquaculture, and (iii) inference of phylogenetic hypotheses of relationships among fish lineages.