doctoral student at Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal Ecology
I study genetic trade offs between the sexes, know as intra-locus sexual conflict. Intra-locus sexual conflict occurs when alternative alleles at particular loci have opposite fitness effects in the sexes. Such sexually antagonistic (SA) genetic variation can maintain alternative alleles at SA loci. Studying SA genetic variation therefore addresses one of the most longstanding paradoxes in evolutionary biology: What maintains genetic variation for fitness?
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I did my PhD with Göran Arnqvist in the Animal Ecology unit of the Ecology and Genetics department at the Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University. I did my masters from 2009-2012 with Michal Polak in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and I also did my undergraduate degree in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati from 2004-2009 (joining Mike's lab as an undergraduate researcher in 2007).
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