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is the 2015 recipient of the Richard Lounsbery Award – read the full announcement at the
National Academy of Sciences
has set up a display on mouse coloration and predation as part of an exhibit on vision and pigment evolution. Check it out in the lobby of the Northwest Building! (12/14)
wins Teaching Award and is featured in the
Harvard GSAS Bulletin
The Hoekstra Lab
uses wild and laboratory populations of rodents to study the molecular, genetic, and developmental basis of evolutionary change.
Our lab combines field and laboratory work to study adaptation in natural populations.
The Hoekstra Lab
uses natural populations of rodents to study the genetic basis of adaptation – from morphology to behavior.
The lab uses natural history collections to study temporal changes in morphological variation.
studies the genetic and developmental basis of long tails in arboreal forest deer mice.
measures divergent sperm morphology associated with sperm competition.
uses custom video analysis software to measure burrowing behavior in mice.
Morphometrics allow us to link phenotypic variation with genetic changes.
uses viral vectors to test the role of genes, and their underlying developmental mechanisms, on pigment patterning
does science outreach work in local schools and museums.
studies sperm cooperation in monogamous versus promiscuous species of mice.
We work with former postdoc
, using field enclosures to measure fitness in natural populations of mice.
is studying the neural basis of burrowing behavior in deer mice.
works with both laboratory and field populations to study skeletal evolution in mice.
We collect DNA from wild populations of mice across North America.
uses automated methods to quantify natural variation in mouse behavior.
We have used plasticine models to evaluate if natural selection favors cryptic pigmentation in deer mice.
are studying the genetic basis of reproductive traits (such as sperm morphology and behavior) influenced by sexual selection.
is studying the genetic and neurobiological basis of burrowing in wild mice.
is interested in the genetic and neurobiological basis of parental behavior in
uses a combination of developmental and genomic approaches to uncover the genes and mechanisms underlying the formation of pigmentation patterns in different mammals.
is studying the evolutionary history of natural populations and the adaptive alleles segregating wihtin them.
is studying the genetic basis of burrowing behavior in a controlled lab environment.
studies the developmental basis of pigmentation and patterning in mammals.
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