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Research Interests

At the basic level my research focuses on the evolution of the phenotype. This can take many forms from the most obvious outward appearance such as coloration to physiological phenotypes such as development rate or response to stress. The unifying objective in my research is to identify the mechanisms of phenotypic divergence of the observed phenotypes. I use a variety of molecular methods in my research as particular methods tend to be suited for specific systems due to constraints on sampling material. Although challenging in the study of non-model organisms, I try to use novel and integrative approaches to achieve my research interests, including proteomics and transcriptomics. Research Organisms (click for a description of the research)

Threespine stickleback
European grayling
Passerine birds (sperm)