Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Alan Bergland is joining the lab
We are excited that Alan Bergland from Brown University has decided to join our lab! Alan is currently finishing up his Ph.D. research (http://www.brown.edu/Departments/EEB) which focused on understanding the interplay between environmental variation and both long- and short-term evolutionary processes. Specifically he studied the relationship between larval nutrition and adult fecundity in Drosophila melanogaster. This research used an impressive array of tools and concepts from evolutionary demography, ecology, molecular and quantitative genetics, and physiology to investigate how life history plasticity evolves in natural populations. Alan will arrive in September 2010 and will focus on the population and molecular genetics of local adaptation in Drosophila.