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Aggarwal, Surinder

Surinder Aggarwal

Retired Faculty

 

Atkinson, James

James Atkinson

Professor - Tenure System Emeritus
 
Baker, Denae

Denae Baker

Graduate Student
Advisor: Richard Snider
Beaver, Donald

Donald Beaver

Retired Faculty
Diana Bello-DeOcampo

Diana Bello-DeOcampo

Assistant Professor - Fixed Term
(517) 353-2933
Bernard, Joni

Joni Bernard

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Fixed Term
Bierema, Andrea

Andrea Bierema

Specialist Teacher - Fixed Term
Bohm, Clifford

Clifford Bohm

Systems Analyst & Graduate Student
Advisor: Arend Hintze
Booms, Andy

Andy Booms

Graduate Student
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
Ph.D. Topic: Gene flow in spotted hyenas
Boughman, Janette

Janette Boughman

Professor - Tenure System
 (517) 353-8636
 

There are somewhere between 2 and 10 million living species on earth – possibly more. What processes create this incredible diversity? The deep and difficult question of how new species form has challenged biologists for a long time. This question is at the heart of my research program. A unifying theme of my work is to understand how an organisms’ behavior generates selection that results in diversification, and how diverse behavior itself evolves under the influence of multiple forms of selection. Behavioral traits are thus the primary phenotypes of interest, but can also be the agents of evolutionary change.

Braasch, Ingo

Ingo Braasch

Assistant Professor - Tenure System
(517) 432-3484
 

The Braasch Lab addresses fundamental questions about the genomic and developmental basis of major transitions during the course of vertebrate evolution. We study genomic and morphological novelties in vertebrates at the levels of genome structure, gene family dynamics, and gene regulation and combine comparative genomics with analyses of molecular evolution and developmental genetic approaches using zebrafish (Danio rerio), spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) and other fishes as model systems.

Bradburd, Gideon

Gideon Bradburd

Assistant Professor - Tenure System
 
How are patterns of genetic variation partitioned across space and through time, and what can we learn about the processes that are generating those patterns?  These questions motivate research in the Bradburd Lab into the causes and consequences of genetic variation, as well as into the mechanisms that explain the generation and maintenance of so much diversity.  We address them from a spatial angle, collecting samples, generating sequence data, and developing statistical methods to learn about natural history and evolutionary biology in a variety of empirical systems.