Yale Peabody Museum Summer Internship

Functional Genomics of Antarctic Icefishes

Advisor: Professor Tom Near (YPM Curator of Vertebrate Zoology)


Length: 8 weeks in the summer


Project Description:

The notothenioid fishes of Antarctica are one of the only marine vertebrate adaptive radiations. The lineage exhibits a number of remarkable traits associated with the freezing polar conditions like anti-freeze glycoproteins and bizarre mutations that result in the loss of hemoglobin. Using comparative phylogenetic methods, we aim to investigate the genomics of adaptive radiation in notothenioids. Research questions include the deciphering the genotype-phenotype relationship for skeletal reduction and loss of globin genes. In addition, the candidate can deploy genomic scale data to assess the history of hybridization and introgression in the evolution of the Antarctic notothenioid adaptive radiation.


Stipend: $3000


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