"The alternative to thinking in evolutionary terms is not to think at all" Peter Medawar
"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" Theodosius Dobzhansky
"Nothing in evolution makes sense except in the light of population genetics" Michael Lynch
Our goal is to understand our own evolutionary history. We use genomics as a tool to study the basic molecular mechanisms that have shaped our genomes. Our main interest is to understand adaptation through the detection of positive (adaptive) selection in the genome. We apply tools from network theory and systems biology to discover the genetic bases of complex adaptations.