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

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.


4/2/14 - NSF GRFP! - Our lab manager Sara Keeble has received an NSF pre-doc. She will be starting her PhD next fall at USC in the lab of Matt Dean.


4/1/14 Award & paper - Matt Jones has received received the 2014 Univ. Wyoming Outstanding Master’s Thesis award for his work on Avian malaria with Matt Carling. He also just had a first author paper published in J. Evol. Biol. 


4/14 Molecular Ecology cover - Erica Larson’s dissertation work on cricket hybridization just made the cover of Molecular Ecology. Check our the paper and a perspective piece here.


2/7/14 - NSF DDIG! - Tom Brekke has received an NSF Grant in support of his dissertation research on hybrid inviability in dwarf hamsters.