The research projects of the Wayne lab cover a wide range of species and utilize a multitude of molecular approaches.
From exploring contemporary population dynamics to evolutionary relationships, current projects utilize both traditional and
next-generation technologies to address ecological and evolutionary questions at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
Many of the projects explore genomes for signatures of selection (natural or artificial), local adaptation, patterns of partitioning
genetic variation across species and populations, or use a metagenomic approach to understand complex biological systems.
We are also exploring protocols to preserve RNA to conduct expression studies and explore the transcriptome of wild canids.