As a researcher, I love to pursue many types of questions that interest me, but what unites them all is a quest to understand how complex phenotypes arise and evolve.
There are currently three overarching topics of research in the lab. The first and largest is about the how's and why's of giant sperm and sperm storage organs in the Drosophila lineage. The second topic is about transgenerational epigenetic effects of parental environment on offspring phenotype. At the moment, we're focusing on alcohol. The third topic asks how the gut microbiome affects short-term learning.