The IEB lab studies coloration, an important and fascinating organismal feature. Coloration plays key roles in fundamental physiological, ecological, and evolutionary processes. We study coloration phenotypes to gain an integrative understanding of how genetic, developmental, and cellular changes lead to evolutionary diversification.
The research of our lab is currently focusing on two lines of research:
- The genomic bases of coloration phenotypes and their evolution
- The cellular and tissue dynamics underlying the development and differences in coloration