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Alexander S Mikheyev
I am principally interested in how ecological forces shape genomic evolution. To do this I have been taking advantage of ongoing developments in sequencing technology. I try to remain on the cutting edge of this fast-moving field by developing new molecular and analytical methods for sequencing, with a particular focus on degraded DNA, such as in museum specimens. I choose study organisms for their suitability to the project at hand, and have worked on everything from microorganisms, to insects to snakes. Despite this diversity, much of my work has focused on the biology of social insects, and they remain a personal passion.