- Admissions Committee
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
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.