Graze Lab | Functional and Quantitative Genomics

Our research addresses functional genomic, quantitative genetic and evolutionary questions, with a focus on the role of gene regulation. We use Drosophila as a model system and a variety of genetic, genomic and bioinformatic tools are employed to understand the role of gene regulation in complex trait variability.

Individuals in populations (be they fruit flies or people) vary in gene expression. Only some of this variability contributes to differences in higher level phenotypes. Functional genomic studies within populations and across species help us understand how variability and the evolution of species differences are affected by the underlying genetic pathways.

More broadly, functional genomic studies of complex traits can inform predictive genotype to phenotype maps and improve the transfer of this genetic knowledge from Drosophila to other systems.

Message of the Day

Two grad student positions starting in Summer or Fall 2018 are available. 

Information on the graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences may be found here.

All of the forms necessary for the DBS application process may be found here.

You may also apply for the CMB GRA fellowship, which is done in addition to the DBS form.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions: