Position title: Evolution of extreme phenotypes
2428 Genetics-biotechnlgy Cntr Bldg
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706
Cellular & Molecular Metabolism; Physiology; Systems Biology
Research in the Payseur lab addresses two biological questions. The first question is: how do organisms evolve extreme phenotypes? For this line of research, we combine genetic mapping, metabolic phenotyping, and transcriptomic profiling to examine the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for the evolution of extreme body size and exploratory behavior in island populations. The second question is: how does the rate of meiotic recombination evolve? For this project, we integrate immuno-cytology with genome sequencing to measure variation in the germline recombination rate among cells, individuals, and populations. Our research combines bench work with computational modeling to understand how evolution operates. We use mice as a model system.
ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
Genetics, Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology (ERP)