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Dan Daniel R. McNabney

Graduate Student
University of Rochester
Department of Biology
Rochester, NY 14627
Hutchison 313

Phone: (585) 275-6066
E-mail: dmcnabne(at)mail(dot)rochester(dot)edu
Research Interests

simulans cladeI am interested in the genetic basis of reproductive isolation, specifically prezygotic isolating barriers that cause sexual isolation between species. I would like to identify the genetic basis of sexual isolation and to understand the evolutionary forces that shape differences between species.

My current work focuses on the genetic basis of sexual isolation in two different groups of Drosophila. One project focuses on the genetic and phenotypic basis of sexual isolation between D. sechellia and D. mauritiana. My other project examines the genetic and phenotypic basis of sexual isolation between D. virilis, D. novamexicana and D. americana.
Education

M.S. 2007 Biology University of Rochester
B. A. 2004 Biology Lake Forest College
Awards

2007 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching (University of Rochester)
2006 Biology Department Teaching Award (University of Rochester)
Teaching Experience

2005-2006 Laboratory Instructor, Biology Department, University of Rochester
2004 Peer Teacher, Biology Department, Lake Forest College