Assistant Professor Sean Mullen Featured


BU Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Mullen is leading a team of researchers into the mountains and lowlands of Ecuador, the forests of Costa Rica, and the eastern and western United States. As principal investigator, Mullen, along with his collegues, will look at butterfly species within the Adelpha genus, comparing their rates of genetic variations and the nature of their environmental interactions in both temperate and tropical regions. Their results could help explain why a broad range of species adapts more quickly in the tropics. Read the full Newsletter. Additional  researchers include: Dr. Marcus Kronforst (University of Chicago), Dr. Adriana Briscoe (UC Irvine), Dr. Ryan Hill (University of the Pacific), Dr. Keith Willmott (Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida)