The Mank Lab

The Genomics of Diversity

University College London & University of British Columbia

The Mank Lab

The Genomics of Diversity

University College London & University of British Columbia

Why are males and females different? How are these differences encoded by the genome? We study what drives sexual dimorphism, and the genomic and transcriptomic building blocks underlying the differences we observe between the sexes. We integrate cutting edge methods with natural variation, convergent evolution and artificial selection to study the relationship between genotype and complex phenotypes. At its core, our research is discovery-based, and we value engaging with the public to explain the excitement of our work.