Genomics and Population Genetics

Our research uses genomics to investigate various aspects of bat biology and evolution.

Understanding biodiversity and population interactions at the genomic level is paramount for expanding our understanding of the natural world and informing species management and conservation efforts. Our objective is to leverage a suite of genomics techniques to investigate the diversity and evolutionary mechanisms shaping bat biodiversity, spanning from the past to the present. Our current research initiatives include elucidating the evolutionary relationships among Myotis bats, examining the diversity and population dynamics of Neotropical bat caves, comparing historical genetic diversity to present-day populations, and deciphering adaptations to disease.