About

We are a population genetics lab that combines molecular biology and evolutionary principles. There are currently two main areas of research interest. One is very applied; this is exploring methods to engineer genetic pest management in mosquitoes in Hawaiʻi. The other area is a general interest in the natural history of Hawaiʻi and pursuing various projects to learn more about the evolution of species here in Hawaiʻi and across the Indo-Pacific. Currently this includes genetics projects in sea urchins (Tripneustes), sponges (Porifera), and Hawaiian honeycreepers (Carduelinae). We are also involved in teaching genetics and work to develop laboratory teaching modules.