Welcome to the Martin Lab!
Research in the Martin Lab 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 us and our research and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to know more.
research key words: speciation, sexual selection, natural selection, Etheostoma, mutation-order divergence, host-parasite interactions, behavioral immunity, Drosophila melanogaster, Leptopilina
Fish have arrived!
We are now approved to house Betta sp. fish.
Edward Yin and I will be studying Betta sp. fish behavior and hybridization over the summer with generous support from Oxford College.
Michael gave a seminar to the PBEE Program at Emory. Check it out here.
We’ve started to work on IACUC approval to house Betta fish!
Eden presented her work at the SURE symposium! Check out the poster here.
Our lichen grasshopper research has begun as part of the SURE program.
The Martin lab was just awarded funding to examine population genetic structure of the lichen grasshopper, a rock outcrop endemic species here in the piedmont of Georgia. More to come…
After a snowy start to our semester classes are underway.
My first semester on the books!
We have arrived in Oxford after 11 days on the road – looking forward to getting settled.
Off to Portland for Evolution 2017. Check out my talk on behavioral genomics in fruit flies.
I have accepted a Lecturer position at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, GA!
Off to San Diego for the Drosophila Research Conference. I’ll be giving a poster on our GWAS work in fly behavior.
We welcomed Charley Elizabeth Martin into the world! Now a (slightly more tired) family of four.
Getting settled into our new digs at the University of Arizona in the Department of Entomology.
Our “Male Competition and Speciation” symposium at ISBE2016 was awesome! A great group of speakers working across diverse systems.
A great poster session at ISBE 2016! Check out my ISBE poster.
Finally completed a genome-wide screen for genes affecting behavioral immunity across the DGRP! Looking forward to talking about my results at ISBE2016.
I was lucky enough to help improve science education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Check out the results here!
Check out our ISBE Symposium on Male Competition and Speciation!