The Turner Lab

Evolutionary Functional Genomics


Research in the Turner Lab is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of genetic variation. Our current research is focused on understanding the genetic basis of behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster. Individual flies have different preferences when it comes to who to mate with or where to lay eggs, and these preferences have evolved between populations and species. Locating the genetic changes responsible for this variation and divergence will help us understand the nature of behavior, the maintenance of variation in populations, and the causes of evolutionary change.


About the Turner Lab