Areas of Expertise:
appendage development, polyphenism, allometry, eco/evo-devo
Oncopeltus fasciatus, Jadera haematoloma, Tribolium castaneum, Bombus sp.
I am particularly interested in developmental genetic systems with alternative phenotypic outcomes, such as serially homologous, dimorphic and polyphenic traits. While my immediate research focuses on the mechanisms of these systems, my lab also uses a comparative approach to explore their evolution. Insect appendages are my most common study systems, where I use a combination of methods from functional genetics, morphometrics, endocrinology and genomics.