Experimental evolution and the genetics of adaptation

We take an experimental evolution approach to understand the outcome of selection at the genetic and phenotypic level. Ongoing work examines the evolution of phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects in the nematode C. elegans and the evolution of sporulation strategies in the yeast S. cerevisiae. 

Researchers

Stephen Proulx

Research in the Proulx lab uses mathematical and computational approaches to understand fundamental processes in evolutionary biology.