Houle Laboratory

The Houle Lab uses Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly, as an experimental organism. The major experimental project in the lab is to use the wing of Drosophila as a model to understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype, and how this affects evolution. The Hughes Lab also contributed to this resource. The Hughes Lab studies a variety of topics including mate choice and sexual selection, life history evolution, evolution and genetics of aging, genetics of reproductive behavior, maintenance of genetic variation.