People: Professor & Principal Investigator Duane McKenna, Postdocs (Rongrong Shen, Na Ra Shin, Lynette Strickland, and Terrence Sylvester), PhD Research Associates (Rich Adams, Cristian Beza, Dave Clarke, Stephanie Haddad, Xuankun Li & Seunggwan Shin), Graduate (PhD) students (Michael Charles, Soohyun Jeong), Undergraduates, and other lab members.
Research: Insect-plant interactions, insect systematics and evolution with a focus on beetles (order Coleoptera), geographic patterns of diversity and endemism (worldwide), biodiversity conservation, general natural history, genome evolution, pollination, and the ecology, evolution and genomic basis of plant-feeding. Research in my lab is immediately relevant to agriculture, forestry, and the sudy and conservation of biodiversity.
Affiliation: Center for Biodiversity Research (CBio) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis—a leading metropolitan research and teaching institution in Memphis, TN, USA.
October 2023: The McKenna Lab is searching for a postdoc in insect genomics and evolution. Contact for questions: Duane McKenna (firstname.lastname@example.org)