The Masly Laboratory

The primary goal of our research is to understand the mechanisms that generate biodiversity.  We use molecular and genomic technologies to study how genetic change directs the development of differences between species and ultimately gives rise to two important evolutionary processes— speciation and phenotypic evolution.  We study two powerful systems to address questions at the interface of evolution, genetics, and development: the Drosophila melanogaster species complex (D. melanogaster, D. simulans, D. sechellia, D. mauritiana) and several closely related species of Enallagma damselflies.  

Evolution, Genetics, and Development

Lab News:

05/2017 -  The lab host our annual Summer Research Program for students attending Native American

                 Tribal Colleges in Oklahoma

05/2017 -  Stephanie graduates and will start medical school in August. Best of luck, Stephanie!

04/2017 -  Several lab members receive scholarships/fellowships! Congratulations Alex, Covenant, and

                 Molly on receiving your awards!

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