Yeast Experimental Evolution

We study the molecular basis of evolution. Our goal is to understand how phenotypic selection drives genotypic change. We work with the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the same yeast that is used to bake bread and brew beer. Using this simple but powerful genetic system we study evolution in real-time in our laboratory. Our work lies at the intersection of evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and quantitative genetics.

News

  • 10/25/17: Our protocol for the Luria-Delbrück fluctuation assay is out in Methods in Molecular Biology.
  • 08/21/17: Watch Greg's talk on the dynamics of adaptation at KITP in Santa Barbara.
  • 08/02/17: Dan's paper on adaptation in diploids is now up on bioRxiv.
  • 07/18/17: Sean's paper on bulk fitness assays is now out in PNAS. It is featured on Lehigh's website.

Contact

Lehigh University is located in the scenic Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, approximately 90 min west of NYC and 90 min north of Philadelphia. We are in Iacocca Hall on Lehigh's Mountaintop Campus.

For more information about the lab, please contact glang@lehigh.edu.