Patricia Wittkopp

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830 N. University

Office Location(s): 1059 Nat Sci
Lab: 1061 Nat Sci 734.647.5483
Phone: 734.763.1548
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  • Fields of Study
    • Evolution of Development
  • About

    My research aims to identify the genetic changes responsible for phenotypic differences within and between species and to understand how these changes impact development. I am particularly interested in molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression and how they evolve. Our current research examines patterns of regulatory evolution on a genomic scale, and investigates the specific genetic changes that contribute to pigmentation evolution in Drosophila. Methods from molecular, developmental and quantitative genetics are combined in this work.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002
  • Areas of Focus
    • Development