Sofia Casasa (she/her)

Assistant Professor of Biology

  • Title Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Education PhD, Indiana University

Organisms cope with variable environmental conditions in different ways. One of which is developmental plasticity, or the ability of organisms to adjust their phenotype during development in response to environmental factors. Research in my lab focuses in understanding the interaction between development and environment, and how this interaction evolves. Specifically, we study the developmental and genetic mechanisms that regulate plasticity, and how these mechanisms have evolved. To do this, we combine functional genetics, genomics and transcriptomics using horned beetles and nematodes as model systems to understand the developmental response to nutrition and its evolution.

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