Research in the Jockusch lab is aimed at documenting patterns of phenotypic variation and understanding how evolutionary and developmental factors interact to create these patterns. We use a diversity of approaches, including comparative phylogenetics, molecular systematics, and developmental studies of gene function and expression. Researchers in the lab have studied a wide variety of animals, including arthropods, tardigrades, salamanders and skinks.
We are actively seeking new graduate students for fall 2020! Email Elizabeth with a brief description of research interests to learn more. All graduate students in the EEB program are fully funded and the program admits both MS and PhD students. Some additional funding is available for a project on the conservation genetics of slender salamanders (Batrachoseps).
Pharmacy/Biology 305B (office)
Pharmacy/Biology Building, room 318-322 (lab)
860-486-6215 (lab phone)
860-486-4452 (office phone)
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Rd., Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043