Samuel Arsenault
Graduate Student
Mr.
University of Georgia
Athens, GA United States of America
Website
sva@uga.edu
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Areas of Expertise:
Bioinformatics, Epigenetics, Evolutionary Biology, Entomology

Research Organisms:
Solenopsis invicta and Ceratina calcarata

 

Research Focus:

My research focusses on understanding the genetic and epigenetic underpinnings of social polymorphism in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. We seek to understand which genetic and behavioral cues maintain the colony structures of these organisms in their North American range. Additionally, we implement a phylogenetics-based approach for understanding the evolution of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in Hymenoptera.