Michael F. Palopoli

Affiliation: Biology
Professor of Biology

Teaching Area

  • Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests

  • My teaching and research interests are centered within the field of evolutionary genetics. Current research projects include: testing models of antagonistic coevolution by studying populations of nematodes that have evolved under different mating conditions; developing transgenic technology in fruit flies in order to test hypotheses about the function of non-coding DNA (collaboration with Jack Bateman); and using mitochondrial genome sequences to investigate the coevolutionary relationships between follicle mites and their mammalian hosts
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  • PhD, Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1987
  • MS, Biology, University of Michigan, 1989
  • BS, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1995