Stephen De Lisle
Understanding evolution in lineages with separate sexes, a key feature of most metazoan populations. Research combines a variety of approaches including large scale ecological field experiments, evolutionary quantitative genetics, and phylogenetic comparative methods.
Evolution and developmental genetics of monkeyflowerWebsite
Evo-devo and gene regulation; evolution of insect morphology, especially prothoracic projections; metamorphosis; bioinformatics; next generation sequencing; RNAi Tribolium castaneumPhone: 860.486.6215
Interplay between symbiotic relationships (both mutualistic and parasitic), immunity, and ecology
Evolution of Hemiptera and their symbioses, especially Cicadidae and ReduviidaePhone: 860.486.3947
Genetic interactions that occur between speciating lineages and the evolution of reproductive compatibility; species boundaries and gene flow among Desmognathus salamander populations in the Appalachians.
(Yarish lab, UConn Stamford)
Selective breeding project of sugar kelp, developing genomic tools for breeding superior sugar kelp cultivars
Explain how the flower color forms and evolves, why different species have diverse tolerance to heat stress, what and how genes regulate these differences
Molecular systematics and evolution of Cicadidae, from intraspecific phylogeography to speciation and higher clade evolution and diversification; insect behavior and acoustic communicationWebsite
Forest fragmentation, trophic interactions, botany, floral evolution, petal number, microenvironment, ecological sensors, databases, collections managementWebsite
Plant systematics; Plant reproductive biology; Pteridology; Bryology; Apomixis in ferns
CRISPR/cas9 transgenics of stickleback to study immune gene function
Use of a metacommunity approach to understand patterns of species distributions along latent environmental gradients; use of data on Caribbean vertebrates to explore biogeographic factors associated with species richnessPhone: 860.486.1772