How an individual responds to environmental factors (temperature changes, nutrition/toxins, disease, social interactions) affects how that individual acts, its ability to reproduce, and its lifespan. Therefore, it is important to understand how the genetic make-up of an individual determines how it responds to stress; and how populations change over time (evolve) in response to their environmental conditions. The research topics I am interested in are listed to the right. Click on one to learn more about any particular topic
My research is question drive, therefore, I have had the pleasure of working on many different organisms from around the world. Click on a link to the right so learn more about my research on any particular species.