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Research Overview

Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution


We study how genetic and environmental factors contribute to biological diversity and adaptation. We are particularly interested in understanding (1) how behavior evolves through changes in brain function and (2) how animal physiology evolves through repurposing existing cellular components.

Our mission is to study organismal biology in a collaborative environment that promotes open science, work-life balance and public engagement with a strong emphasis on outreach that broadens participation in science.