Thomas Turner

Thomas Turner
Associate Professor in the Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Department.

Our current research is focused on understanding the genetic basis of behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster. Individual flies have different preferences when it comes to who to mate with or where to lay eggs, and these preferences have evolved between populations and species. Locating the genetic changes responsible for this variation and divergence will help us understand the nature of behavior, the maintenance of variation in populations, and the causes of evolutionary change.

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2128 Noble Hall

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Noble Hall 2234

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UCSB Marine Science Institute Bldg 520 Rm 4002 Fl 4L Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150 United States