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Evans Lab

The Evans Laboratory


Our research activities are focused on the nexus of molecular biology and the application of phylogenetic analyses to understand the generation and maintenance of biodiversity and to reconstruct evolutionary history.

Current research topics include:      

  • distribution and genetic diversity of cutthroat trout
  • whole-genome analysis of aquatic insects
  • next generation sequencing and transcriptomes for the development of diagnostic markers
  • human genetics and forensic pathology of the ancient Egyptian Fag el Gamous cemetery population as a part of the BYU Egypt Excavation Project
  • conservation genetics of endemic western American fishes
  • phylogenetic status of the Acanthocephalans (thorny headed worms)