The Mank Lab

The Genomics of Diversity

The Mank Lab

The Genomics of Diversity

We are interested in understanding how selection produces variation in form, behavior and reproductive patterns. Using a variety of animals, we take advantage of natural variation, convergent evolution, artificial selection and sexual selection to study the relationship between genotype and complex phenotypes. We integrate data from genomes, transcriptomes and natural history to study the ways that selection navigates the restrictions imposed by genetic constraints and conflicts to create phenotypic diversity.