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