Justin Walguarnery and Maria Costantini are working on mosquito projects in the lab. This is in collaboration with the Sutton lab at UH Hilo and the Medeiros lab at UH Mānoa. We are interested in a range of questions ranging from utilizing gene drive technology such as underdominance, population suppression with Wolbachia, and understanding demographic parameter values such as population sizes, migration rates and dispersal distances.
Maria Costantini is working on Hawaiian honeycreeper microbiota projects in the lab.
We are working on sea urchin genomics in collaboration with Áki Láruson.
Michael Wallstrom is working on sponges in Hawaiʻi including characterizing a new species of sponge associated with invasive algae.
Helen Sung is working on understanding hybridization between the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in Central America.
We are working on Hawaiian solitary bee (Hylaeus) genomics.