Dennis Lavrov

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Associate Professor
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Dennis Lavrov

My main research interest is evolution of major groups of animals and their genomes. My favorite animals are marine non-bilaterian taxa, including Porifera (sponges), Cnidaria (corals, jellyfishes), and Ctenophora (comb jellies). My current interests in biology are phylogenetics, mitochondrial biology, and animal evolution. Research areas include comparative mitochondrial genomics of non-bilaterian animals, Porifera Tree of Life, phylogeny and evolution of Baikal sponges, and evolution of mitochondrial proteome.

Area of Expertise: 
Evolutionary Genomics
Invertebrate Biology
Molecular Phylogenetics
Contact
515-294-9091
251 Bessey, 2200 Osborn Dr
Ames
Iowa
50011-4009