Danielle Herrig

Research Interests:
Research
I am a geneticist broadly interested in how a single species diverges to become separate species and how populations respond to environmental changes.
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I am a currently a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Catherine Linnen's Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky. My research focuses on understanding changes of chemosensory gene expression levels at different life stages and tissues of sawflies and explores the role of chemosensory gene expression divergence on ecological speciation. 
Education

B.S. in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Religion from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA. My honor's thesis investigated the response of E. coli to the presence of stress hormones.

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Genetics from University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. My disseration investigated 1) the levels of gene flow that occur between species while still maintaining speparate species identities , 2) how gene expression evolution occurs at different rates on sex chromosomes and in sex-biased geness, and 3) how divergent expression can be inherited in hybrids. The complete dissertation can be accessed at http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/2222/

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