Our Invertebrate Genetics Lab
We will be moving to new facilities in building 184 of the University of Melbourne, Australia, where we will join other geneticists from the relatively new school of BioSciences. These facilities include custom designed PC2 insectaries.
The chief research interest of the lab is the genetic basis of biodiversity; in particular the role of adaptation in the shaping variation within and between species. We focus on insecticide resistance as our microevolutionary model, and the comparative genomics of enzymes from flies, moths, and aphids in inter-species comparisons.