Sam Bogan Cellular and evolutionary processes controlling rapid adaptation
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I joined the Hofmann Lab as a PhD student in the Fall of 2018. Before coming to UC Santa Barbara, I received an MS from Sonoma State University, CA, where I studied the evolution of gene regulatory elements underpinning physiological losses-of-function in Antarctic fishes. As an undergraduate at Dickinson College, PA, I studied the responses of gastropod larvae and juveniles to ocean acidification and multiple stressors. Building off of these experiences, my research with the Hofmann Lab will integrate my background in molecular biology and gene regulation with my interest global change biology. I hope to better understand the cellular and evolutionary processes that limit or enable the capacity for rapid adaptation to environmental change. Specifically, I am interested in the evolutionary role of epigenetics and how environmental adaptation may act upon its processes.