Evolution of Complex Phenotypes
How and why do different animals look different? How does development structure the phenotype? How do different tissues interact to generate a phenotype? How does natural selection work on the phenotype? How does form influence function? These are all questions we explore in our research on the evolution of variation in vertebrates. Our current work focuses on threespine sticklebacks in collaboration with Sean Rogers and Heidi Schutz.
What is the difference between 2D and 3D learning?
With collaborators Kent Hecker and Olav Krigolson, we are working to establish a research program that examines brain activity in association with different types of image presentation. This work bridges the gap between teaching and research, as we seek to quantify neural correlates of spatial learning.