Research in our lab focuses on characterizing physiological responses of marine organisms to environmental change. Using integrative approaches we strive to examine impacts and adaptive potential from the nucleotide to organismal level. A core component of this includes investigating the
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Learn more about the lab members including their diverse backgrounds and research interests. Current research activities involve ocean acidification, aquaculture, corals, geoducks, and more!
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Dynamic DNA methylation contributes to carryover effects and beneficial acclimatization in geoduck clams
Hollie M. Putnam, Shelly A. Trigg, Samuel J. White, Laura H. Spencer, Brent Vadopalas, Aparna Natarajan, Jonathan Hetzel, Erich Jaeger, Jonathan Soohoo, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate, Frederick W. Goetz, Steven B. Roberts (2022) Dynamic DNA methylation contributes to carryover effects and beneficial acclimatization in geoduck clams. bioRxiv
Phenotypic and eco-evolutionary consequences of environmental energetic epigenetic linkages
This work will advance biological knowledge by delineating fundamental links (Rules of Life) between ubiquitous organismal energetic processes, epigenetics, and eco-evolutionary outcomes. The broader impacts activities parallel the project’s integrative approach, linking insights from environment x energetics x epigenetics x ecology for education into an E5 platform.