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Faculty of Science
My research interests intersect between evolutionary biology and molecular genetics. My lab’s research is in the areas of molecular evolution, genome evolution, and gene expression. We study how gene structures, expression patterns, regulation, alternative splicing, and functions evolve. We focus on genes duplicated by whole genome duplication (polyploidy) and other duplication mechanisms at different evolutionary time scales. We use molecular techniques and bioinformatics analyses of large sequence and expression data sets (RNA-seq) to test hypotheses and answer questions.