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My research integrates the fields of animal behavior, evolutionary biology, ecology, and genetics to understand the evolutionary consequences and molecular mechanisms of animal behavior. Use the links above to learn more about me and my research and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to know more.

CONTACT INFO

email – mdmartin7@gmail.com

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research key words: speciation, sexual selection, natural selection, Etheostoma, mutation-order divergence, host-parasite interactions, behavioral immunity, Drosophila melanogaster, Leptopilina

 

NEWS

3/29/2017

Off to San Diego for the Drosophila Research Conference. I’ll be giving a poster on our GWAS work in fly behavior.

3/7/2017

We welcomed Charley Elizabeth Martin into the world! Now a (slightly more tired) family of four.

9/6/2016

Getting settled into our new digs at the University of Arizona in the Department of Entomology.

8/3/2016

Our “Male Competition and Speciation” symposium at ISBE2016 was awesome! A great group of speakers working across diverse systems.

7/30/2016

A great poster session at ISBE 2016! Check out my ISBE poster.

7/1/2016

Finally completed a genome-wide screen for genes affecting behavioral immunity across the DGRP! Looking forward to talking about my results at ISBE2016.

5/12/2016

I was lucky enough to help improve science education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Check out the results here!

4/15/2016

Check out our ISBE Symposium on Male Competition and Speciation!