Dr. Judith Mank



Faculty of Science


My lab is interested in understanding how selection produces variation in form, behaviour and reproductive patterns. Using a variety of animals, we take advantage of natural variation, convergent evolution, artificial selection and sexual selection to study the relationship between the genome and complex phenotypes. We integrate data from genomes, transcriptomes and natural history to study the ways that selection navigates the restrictions imposed by genetic constraints and conflicts to create phenotypic diversity within species. Much of our work is focused on sexual dimorphism and sex chromosome formation.

Researchers Revealed: Judith Mank


Lab Affiliation
Canada 150 Chair

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