The Weisrock Lab at the University of Kentucky


    We are an evolutionary research group in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky. Research in our lab centers on using genomic data to study a wide range of evolutionary questions. Current projects range from studying the fine-scale effects of population demography and gene flow on genetic variation within and between populations, to the study of deep-scale evolutionary history of species and groups that have been diverging for tens to hundreds of millions of years. And, we study lots of things in between these bookends. Ultimately, we are interested in learning more about the processes that govern genetic differentiation within and between species, how these lead to the increase in species diversity on our planet, and how species are affected by recent changes in their environments.


Photo Credit: Meredith Barrett

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2019 Notables

April 26: Angela Jones is awarded a Goldwater Scholarship!

April 22: Derek is awarded a Teddy Roosevelt grant!

April 1: Mariah is awarded a Fulbright Scholarship!

February 19: Kara is awarded a grant from the Great Smoky Mountains Association!