Karl Grieshop


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The genomic architecture of sexual conflict

Informal inquiries welcome!

Key Research Interests

My lab aims to understand how genetic variation can be maintained by trade-offs between sexes, traits, tissues, life-stages and environments. This includes topics such as sexual conflict, antagonistic pleiotropy, fluctuating selection, phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation. We take an interdisciplinary approach, blending lab experiments, statistics, quantitative genetics, genomics and genetic manipulations to identify and characterize these genetic trade-offs in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Similar questions are tackled in other organisms (birds, plants, arthropods) through various collaborations. 

If these areas sound exciting to you, please get in touch! 

Academic Background

Lecturer (2023-present) - University of East Anglia 

Postdoc (2023-2023) - University of Cincinnati

Postdoc (2022-2022) - University of Toronto

VR postoctoral fellow (2019-2022) - U. of Toronto & Stockholm U.

A&S postoctoral fellow (2018-2019) - University of Toronto

Ph.D. student (2012-2017) - Uppsala University 

M.S. student (2009-2012) - University of Cincinnati

B.S. student (2004-2009) - University of Cincinnati

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