Professor of Integrative Biology
PhD Student: Kennedy Agwamba
Michael Nachman and the members of his lab study population, evolutionary, and ecological genetics and genomics. Research in the Nachman lab addresses a range of basic questions in population genetics and genomics. They are interested in understanding how genetic variation in natural populations is shaped by the interplay of migration, mutation, selection, recombination, drift, and changes in population size. They study the genetic details of how new species arise as well as the genetics of adaptation. Most of their work is on mammals with a particular emphasis on humans and mice.