Research

How to make a sex chromosome?

Sex chromosomes evolve from autosomes yet harbor many unique characteristics that differentiate them from autosomes and from each other.

Current work focuses on three fundamental outstanding questions about sex chromosomes:

How to make a species?

In the past few years, we have begun to pursue an entirely novel research direction: Which genes and genetic pathways contribute to the evolution of behavioral reproductive isolation?

Current work focuses on several different Drosophila systems:

Selfish elements in evolution

Some genetic elements have selfish interests, and do not improve host fitness.

Current work focuses on different genomic conflicts:

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