Welcome to the Hunt Lab

We use genetic and bioinformatic tools to investigate evolution, development, and behavior in insect systems.

The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, is currently a primary system of study (fire ant photo credit: M. Goodisman)


June 2015

Brendan contributed analyses of DNA methylation to a new manuscript in Science: Genomic signatures of evolutionary transitions from solitary to group living.

March 2015

New manuscript, DNA methylation and chromatin organization in insects: insights from the ant Camponotus floridanus, published in Genome Biology and Evolution.

December 2014

Joanie completed her rather awesome collection for Insect Taxonomy class, with 25 orders and 138 families - check it out.

May 2014

Joanie King, previously of Joshua King's lab at UCF, will be joining the lab as a Master's student this fall. Welcome, Joanie!

April 2014

New manuscript, Epigenetic inheritance and genome regulation: is DNA methylation linked to ploidy in haplodiploid insects?, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.