Marine evolutionary and ecological genomics at CSUMB

Fall 2022: The Alter lab is recruiting! Please contact Liz ( if you are interested in pursuing a Masters degree focused on the ecological and evolutionary genomics of fishes.

We are recruiting MS students interested in speciation genomics for an NSF CAREER-funded project on diversification in rockfish (see Projects). Other research projects in the lab 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 researchers in the lab, and to develop innovative genomic methods that inform evolutionary and conservation science.

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