The lab's collaborative grant with Kim Hughes at Florida State University has received funding! The project will link genetic and environmental influences on gene expression to altered neural circuit function, helping explain mechanisms of behavioral evolution in guppies. See the Research Page for more information.
Our primary goal is to understand the processes that shape evolutionary trajectories. We focus on the mechanisms of convergent evolution of behavioral and morphological traits. We link molecular, neural, and developmental mechanisms to their consequences for organismal phenotypes, and we investigate the neural and hormonal mechanisms of context- or experience-dependent changes in behavior.