Josep Comeron

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Josep Comeron
Associate Professor
Education:
PhD, University of Barcelona (Catalonia), 1997
Email: Phone:
(319) 335-0628
Lab Phone:
(319) 335-1126
Office:
212 Biology Building
129 East Jefferson St., Iowa City, IA 52242-1324
Lab Website: Google Scholar Link:

Research Areas

Research Summary

Population Genetics, Genomics and Evolution of Recombination

Our lab is interested in understanding the causes and consequences of variation across genomes, among individuals of the same species, and between species. We pay particular attention to recombination as a fundamental parameter in the evolution of genes, genomes and, ultimately, species. We study the molecular causes and evolutionary consequences of recombination variation. To this end we apply an interdisciplinary approach using population genetics, bioinformatics, computer simulations, traditional genetics, and next-generation sequencing techniques to study genomes and transcriptomes. We take full advantage of the unparalleled genetic and genomic tools available in the Drosophila model system.

If you are interested in learning more about our research or joining the lab, please see our website.