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The Genomics faculty study evolutionary change using variety of techniques capitalizing on recent advances in genomics methodology. The faculty focus on evolution of viruses, plants, fish, and humans.

Focus on genome structure and evolution

Genomics faculty address questions concerning the mechanisms that drive evolutionary change. A variety of theoretical, descriptive and novel experimental approaches using recent advances in genomic methodology are being used to address the roles played by various evolutionary processes in shaping organisms and populations.

Specific areas of interest lie with molecular, structural and functional evolution, as well as phylogenetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. Research by this group spans a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, including different levels of biological organization.

Faculty working in Genomics include Drs. Victor Albert, Marcella Baiz, Paul Cullen, Omer Gokcumen, Trevor Krabbenhoft, Charlotte Lindqvist, Vincent Lynch, Laura Rusche, Eric Strobel, Derek Taylor, and Silu Wang.