Pallares Lab: Evolutionary Genomics of Complex Traits
Max Planck Institute for Biology, Tübingen & FML

Luisa F. Pallares

Research Group Leader

Research interests:

Our research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of between-individual variation in complex traits and how such complex genetic architectures get re-shaped when populations are exposed to different environments. In addition, we are particularly interested in understanding the genetic basis of phenotypic robustness and the role of such loci in adaptation to new environments.

Conceptually, our research tackles long-standing questions in evolutionary biology including the genotype-phenotype map and its context-dependent nature, and the (apparent) conflict between robustness and evolvability.

Research organisms:

Drosophila melanogaster.


High-throughput genomics and transcriptomics, population and quantitative genetics, geometric morphometrics, systems biology, multivariate statistics.