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Dr James Whiting

Dr James Whiting

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 Geoffrey Pope lab 201

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

 Office hours:

Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00

Overview

I am interested in evolution within natural systems and the role of the local environment in manipulating evolution at the gene level. More recently, this has led me to genomics, in which I am interested in the predictability and convergence of adaptive genomic evolution in response to common selection pressures. I am currently researching these questions as part of the Fraser Lab, investigating the convergent genomic changes in natural populations of Trinidadian guppies that have repeatedly adapted to low-predation environments from high-predation sources. My specialisms include evolutionary genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, statistics and R-coding.

Qualifications

M.BiolSci (University of Sheffield), Ph.D (University of Nottingham)

Career

PhD with Dr Andrew MacColl, University of Nottingham 2013-2017

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