The Gamble Lab

at Marquette University

MBE cover art Anna Minkina squamates playing poker phylogeny

Research in the Gamble lab examines the evolutionary processes that generate and maintain biological diversity. In particular we focus on two complementary topics: 1) comparative genomics and the evolution of sex chromosomes; and 2) the spatial and historical aspects of species diversification – phylogenetics and biogeography. Studying these subjects in a single model clade (lizards) presents an unparalleled opportunity to explore the complex origins of biological diversity.