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Kerry Shaw

Cornell University
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Ithaca, NY 14853


Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Sanger Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, QTL Mapping
Research Description: The research in my laboratory investigates the nature and origin of species, focusing on genetic and phylogenetic behavioral changes that diverge early in speciation. Current research effort focuses on studies of reproductive behavior and the evolution of mate recognition among closely related species. Investigations of speciation in my laboratory include analyses of species boundaries (through analysis of DNA sequence and phenotypic variation), microevlutionary divergence through local population-level processes, and the genomic and phylogenetic consequences of speciation (through QTL studies of the genetic architecture and phylogenetic patterns of character evolution).
Lab Web Page: http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/shaw.shtml
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: YES
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