Convergent evolution of genotypes and phenotypes.
We develop and employ methods to study convergent changes at the genotype level. Namely, these methods correlate phenotypic change along a species tree with the evolutionary rates of specific genetic elements. Studies to date have covered convergence in marine mammals, subterranean mammals, and in lifespan variation.
Active lab members: Wynn Meyer, Raghav Partha, Amanda Kowalczyk, Jerrica Jamison