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The McKenna Lab
Revealing the Evolution & Genomic Basis of Insect Biodiversity

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Overview

People: professor & principal investigator Duane McKenna, research assistant professor Stephanie Haddad, postdocs (Austin Baker, Xuankun Li, Lynette Strickland), PhD research associates (Rich Adams, Cristian Beza, Dave Clarke, & Seunggwan Shin), graduate (PhD) students (Michael Charles, Soohyun Jeong), undergraduates, and other lab members (Pat Faudree).

Research: insect systematics and evolution with a focus on beetles (order Coleoptera), geographic patterns of diversity and endemism (worldwide), biodiversity conservation, and the ecology, evolution and genomic basis of plant-feeding.

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.

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Word collage based on abstracts of
papers published by the McKenna
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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Have an idea for a collaborative project? Want to discuss getting involved in an existing project? Contact Dr. McKenna

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STUDENTS & POSTDOCS

Seeking a lab in which to pursue postdoctoral research or graduate studies?

Contact Dr. McKenna

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CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH (CBio)

CBio offers a wide range of opportunities in biodiversity science & education for researchers & students