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Caiti Smukowski Heil

Assistant Professor

Thomas Hall 3556C


The Heil lab studies processes that create and maintain variation in populations using genetics, genomics, and experimental evolution in Saccharomyces yeast. The three main areas we are focused on right now are 1) how recombination rate varies between populations and species, 2) how hybridization can aid populations in adaptation to different environments, and 3) how S. cerevisiae has been selected for/adapted to baking environments.