NEWS! The Alter Lab is moving to California State University – Monterey Bay as of Fall 2020! Our lab studies evolutionary and ecological genomics in aquatic organisms. Our projects range from population genomics to environmental metagenomics, and include diverse organisms from microbes to fishes to whales. Our primary research interests focus on uncovering the microevolutionary processes that shape biodiversity in marine and freshwater ecosystems, particularly in the context of global change. As fundamental aspects of our work, we strive to broaden participation in the sciences, build a strong community of undergraduate researchers in the lab, and to develop innovative genomic methods that inform evolutionary and conservation science.