Evolutionary Genomics Lab

Our laboratory is using the tools and concepts of population genetics and molecular evolution to address two main questions:

  1. Why do vertebrate genomes differ so much in size and structure?
  2.  What are the genetic bases of adaptation to extreme environments?
  • Biogeography
  • Resistance to viruses
  • Our research focuses on one of the most intimate coevolutionary interactions: the interaction between a genome and its intra-genomic parasites, transposable elements. The term "transposable element" (TE) covers an extremely large diversity of mobile sequences that replicate with an RNA intermediate (e.g. retrotransposons) or without (e.g. DNA transposons).  

Evolutionary Genomics Lab, picture of a frog in it's natual enviorment.

Researchers

Name Title
Jacobo Reyes-Velasco Postdoctoral Associate
Yann Bourgeois Postdoctoral Associate
Sandra Goutte Postdoctoral Associate
Sebastian Kirchhof Postdoctoral Associate
Justin Wilcox Postdoctoral Associate
Imtiyaz Hariyani Undergraduate Researcher