Sarah Signor

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Phone:  Only available by email
Office: Stevens 317
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Research Interests

My lab addresses fundamental questions in evolutionary biology using Drosophila as a model organism. My lab integrates diverse methods to understand how gene expression evolves within a network context, how gene expression is shaped by heterogeneous environments, and how organisms evolve in response to increasingly human modified landscapes.

Recent Publications

Signor, S., Yocum, G., and Bowsher J. 2021. Life stage and the environment as effectors of transposable element activity in Megachile rotundata and Osmia lignariaJournal of Insect Physiology, submitted 

Tiedeman, Z. and Signor, S. 2020. The transposable elements of the Drosophila serrata reference panel. Genome Biology and Evolution, evab100.

Signor, S. 2020. Evolution of phenotypic plasticity in response to ethanol between sister species with different ecological histories (Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans). American Naturalist. 196(5). 620-633.

Signor, S. 2020. Transposable element copy number in individual genotypes of Drosophila simulans. Ecology and Evolution.10(7):3402-3412.

Signor, S., and Nuzhdin, S. 2019. Compensatory evolution of gene expression. Trends in Genetics. 34(12):P890-891.

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