H. Lisle Gibbs Laboratory at Ohio State University

gibbs lab 2012Gibbs Lab, Fall 2012
L to R: Jose Diaz, Steve Smith (OBCP), David Salazar, Tony Fries, Rob Denton, Mike Sovic, Matt Holding, and Lisle Gibbs. Missing: Sarah Smiley.

Overview of Research Interests

Research in the laboratory addresses fundamental problems in evolutionary biology, molecular ecology, and conservation genetics through field work, lab analyses of genetic and protein variation, and statistical modeling of genetic data. Current areas of focus include:

  • Evolution of adaptive variation at the molecular level using snake venom proteins as a model system
  • Conservation genetics of endangered and harvested animals
  • Evolution and ecology of unisexual vertebrates
  • Phylogeography and population genetic structure of snakes and birds