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Efforts in the lab are directed towards understanding speciation and mutation. Our work on speciation addresses the evolution of phenotypic differences between diverging populations, with an emphasis on so-called "speciation genes" that contribute to reproductive barriers. Our work on mutation investigates large-scale changes in the number of chromosome segments or gene copies, which are commonly known as copy-number polymorphisms (CNPs). Learn more >