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

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.

4/30/14 Heredity paper - Jeff has just published a review with Jack Sullivan, John Demboski and others on introgression in chipmunks.

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.