The Dumont Lab

Researching the mechanisms that generate genetic diversity through the lens of evolution

Our Research Focus

The broad objective of my research program is to understand the causes and consequences of variation in the cellular mechanisms that govern DNA inheritance: genetic recombination, chromosome segregation, and de novo mutation. To date, my work has combined wet-bench and computational approaches in multiple mammalian model systems to investigate variation in two recombination mechanisms, crossing-over and gene conversion. Over the next several years, my research group will work at the leading edge of genomics, evolutionary genetics, and cytogenetics to advance our understanding of recombination rate variation from diverse biological perspectives.

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