Molecular Evolution

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”
 geneticist & evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky

To fully understand evolution, one must zoom in to the molecular level.  Reseachers at the Crawford Lab examine how minute changes in the sequence of molecules like DNA, RNA, and proteins across countless generations ultimately give rise to the forces of evolution.

Current Projects

Evolution of Sperm-Egg Interactions, Hart Lab

Notable publications: Structure and evolution of the sea star egg receptor for sperm bindin.