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 convergence, artificial selection and sexual selection to study the genotype-phenotype relationship. We integrate data from genomes, transcriptomes and organisms to study the ways that selection navigates the restrictions imposed by evolutionary constraints and conflicts to create phenotypic diversity.