The Good Lab


The Good lab is focused on understanding the genetic basis of adaptation and speciation in mammals (and some beetles). We combine population and comparative genomics with quantitative genetics to understand how natural selection shapes biological diversity within and between species.

A brief synopsis of current research projects and representative publications can be found via the links at the top of this page.

Evolutionary Genomics

Recent Lab News

8/28/14 - Science & PLOS Genetics papers- A big day for rabbit evolutionary genetics! Led by close lab friend and collaborator Miguel Carniero (CIBIO/UPorto), our collaborative work on the rabbit genome and domestication has been published in Science. Our long embargoed paper on rabbit speciation has also been release in PLOS Genetics.

8/15/14 - New lab member - Zak Clare-Salzler has joined the lab. Zak is an MS student interested in the evolution of seasonal coat color change.

7/28/14 - Evolution paper- Tom Brekke & Jeff have just published a paper in Evolution on hybrid inviability in dwarf hamsters.

6/20-25/14 - Evolution 2014 - Six of us just got back from another excellent Evolution conference. The Good lab was well represented with three talks and two posters covering speciation (of course), genomic imprinting, neo-sex chromosome evolution, and seasonal coat color change!

6/9/14 - New lab member - Brice Sarver has joined the lab as a postdoc. Brice did is PhD research with Jack Sullivan at Univ. Idaho. He will be working on mouse evolutionary genomics.