Welcome to the Corbin Jones Lab

Genetic adaptations are the very foundation of Darwinian evolution. But surprisingly, little is known about their molecular basis. For instance, How often are novel genetic sequences involved in adaptations? How does the structure and organization of the genome itself affect how adaptations evolve? How important are changes in gene regulation versus amino acid expression to adaptation?

In the Corbin Jones lab, we take an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to getting the answers we need. Through the use of genetic analyses of complex adaptive traits, population-scale studies of nucleotide variation, and computational and experimental comparisons of genomic data, we seek to solve these questions and more.

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