Meredith is an evolutionary ecologist. She study the effects of natural selection, gene flow, and plasticity on the early stages of divergent evolution to understand when and how new species form. She uses field- and lab-based experiments, observations, and theory. She love natural history, especially of insects. Ph.D. University of California, Davis 2016
Aaron A. Comeault Postdoctoral fellow
Aaron is broadly interested in understanding how evolutionary processes shape patterns of phenotypic and genetic diversity. His research takes an integrative approach to better understand the evolutionary dynamics underlying observed patterns of variation. Find out more at his research website.
Ph.D. University of Sheffield 2014
Colin Maxwell MMPTP postdoctoral fellow Colin is investigating what role maternal effects might play in speciation using experimental evolution in viruses. He is also working on detecting gene flow between pathogenic species of fungi Ph.D. Duke University 2015
Antonio G. Serrato-Capuchina Graduate student, Biology Department
Antonio is currently studying the invasion of P-elements in the yakuba species group. His overall interest is to understand how transposable elements can promote (or hinder) speciation.
Geoffrey Liu Research assistant
Geoffrey was heavily involved in studying behavioral defects of hybrids. Currently: Medical school. Tulane University
Charles J.J. Miller Graduate Student, Curriculum in Genetics.
Charlie's project involved dissecting the genetic basis of female mating preference in Drosophila. He is also worked on the genetic basis of inviability in Drosophila hybrids. Currently: Boston Children's Hospital
David A. Turissini Postdoctoral fellow
David is interested in the genetics of speciation and how gene flow can affect the process. He worked on developing methods to detect introgression in hybrid zones. Currently: Ancestry.com