Dave R Angelini
I am an assistant professor of genetics at Colby College, where I take an integrative approach to teaching and research. I am particularly interested in developmental genetic systems with alternative phenotypic outcomes, such as serial homologous, dimorphic and polyphenic traits. While my immediate research focuses on the mechanisms of these systems, my lab also uses a comparative approach to explore their evolution. Insect appendages are my most common study systems, where I use a combination of methods from functional genetics, morphometrics, endocrinology and genomics. I also lead a citizen science project, Bugs In Our Backyard, which enables students and teachers to explore local insect diversity throughout the US and to contribute to several on-going ecological surveys. I'm also interested in bumblebee biodiversity.