University of Liverpool
I use flies as a model to ask questions such as: How do transposable elements evolve, and how do flies evolve in response? What are the fitness effects of transposable elements? What effects do recombination and sex linkage have on molecular evolution?
Drosophila simulans, Drosophila melanogaster.
Population genomics, basic DNA and RNA seq analyses, Drosophila genetics.
Lab website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/integrative-biology/staff/andrea-betancourt/