Welcome to the OMICS Lab at Kent State University
Our lab is broadly interested in understanding how an organism responds to novel environments. Such organismal persistence generally occurs through genetic adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, or a combination of these two processes. We are particularly interested in exploring the relative roles of such processes of genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity that underlie a trait evolution. We integrate a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, including comparative ‘omics’ (Genomics, Transcriptomics, Epigenomics and Metabolomics), Ecology, and Natural history to uncover the molecular basis underlying the processes of adaptive evolution. We work with a variety of non-model systems that includes birds, lizards, frogs and mammals.
For more information on the lab, publications, and opportunities, please check our lab website.
Courses currently teaching
BSCI 4/5/7 0218: INTRODUCTION TO GENOMICS (Spring Semester)
BSCI 50370: ECOLOGICAL AND EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS (Fall Semester)
Courses previously taught
BSCI 10002 LIFE ON PLANET EARTH