About the Moyle Lab
We study the genetics and genomics of adaptation and speciation, and the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that create new trait variation and new species. By using diverse approaches and both model and non-model organisms, we aim to dissect the complex processes that collectively contribute to speciation, including the major drivers of speciation, and the genetic architecture, genes, and specific mutations that underlie this process. Read more about our research here.
Within the common themes of adaptation and speciation, members of the lab work on topics ranging from the molecular mechanisms of species recognition through to the ecology and genetics of environmental adaptation. Read more about our group members here.
- Lab member Dean Castillo awarded final year fellowship: Congrats to Dean for winning a IU President’s Diversity Initiative Dissertation Fellowship for 2015-2016! [20 May 2015]
- Lab member CJ Jewell awarded an Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics Award by the American Genetics Association: Congratulations CJ! [17 April 2015]
- Leonie joins twitter as @SpeciationLab: Hopefully this is not a mistake. Follow her anyway. [4 April 2015]
- Lab member CJ Jewell awarded an IU Floyd/Ogg/Cleland Final Year Fellowship: to support her final dissertation-writing semester. Congratulations CJ! [2 April 2015]
- Lab member awarded 2015 Charles B. Heiser Graduate Fellowship in Plant Evolution: Congrats to Jamie Kostyun! Jamie is using the award to fund more detailed molecular phylogenetics in her favorite system — Jaltomata. [1 Feb 2015].
- Two labbies awarded NSF-DDIGs: Congratulations to CJ Jewell and Dean Castillo! CJ's award is to fund research into the molecular basis and evolution of pollen-ovule chemoattraction in Solanum. Dean's award is to study the consequences of heterospecific interactions on molecular evolution of intraspecific sperm competition genes within Drosophila pseudoobscura [26 Jan 2015].
- New Moyle lab website finally launches: Thanks to James Pease we have an updated website.