- BSCI 222: Principles of Genetics (Fall semesters)
- BIOL338K: Genetic Research on Cichlid Fishes
- BIOL708J: Genomic Approaches in Ecology and Evolution (not currently taught)
Graduate Program Affiliation
- BISI-Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES)
More than 700 species of cichlid fishes have arisen within Lake Malawi within the last million years. We want to understand the evolutionary forces which have caused this rapid speciation. We are mapping genes for phenotypic traits associated with speciation, such as jaw morphology, color pattern, sex determination and mate preferences. Our ultimate goal is to identify the genes responsible for speciation of these fishes, and to study the geographic distribution of allelic variants among populations in the wild.
B.A., Yale University, 1981
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1986