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Conservation Genomics

We collaborate with conservation biologists to characterize the variation in the genomes of threatened and endangered species. This includes collaborations with folks involved in the Red Siskin Initiative and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. In addition, we characterize populations in freshwater communities using environmental DNA.

Caddisfly Silk Evolution

Caddisflies are known as "nature's underwater architects" because they use a special underwater bioadhesive silk to build tube cases and fixed retreats that aid in camouflage, protection, feeding, and respiration in oxygen-poor aquatic environments. We are interested in how this ability to spin this special silk evolved and how the genomic basis of silk production varies across the panoply of uses within caddisflies.

Machine Learning and Biological Collections

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Phylogenetics

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