Evolution in Changing Environments

Megan Phifer-Rixey, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Drexel Univeristy in Philadelphia, PA

Our Research: We are an evolutionary biology lab. We tackle questions related to adaptation, speciation, and population genetics. Right now, our primary focus is on the genetics of adaptation.  There are many species that are able to live in drastically different environments. Our goal is to understand how those species have been so successful, everything from traits that affect survival and reproduction in different environments to the specific genetic changes underlying those traits.  Our primary study system is the house mouse, Mus musculus. We have a new grant to study the genomics of urbanization in house mice. 

Are you interested in joining the lab? The Phifer-Rixey lab is now at Drexel University. Please reach out via email if you are interested in applying for the PhD program http://phiferrixeylab.com/contact/.

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All photos on the website were contributed by lab members and all art was created by O.K. Rixey.  To use photos or artwork, please reach out.


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