David M Linz
Field collecting site for Onthophagus beetles and the cow dung they so love...

A New Adventure in the Moczek Lab

Research Interests

The acquisition of novel structures is a critical step during evolution, which has helped give rise to the vast array of morphology we see on this amazing planet. I am broadly interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of novelty. I am exploring this idea through two areas of investigation:

Transcriptomic exploration of the coleopteran wings reveals insight into the mechanisms underlying evolution of the novel elytron structure