We are evolutionary biology lab working at the interface between evolutionary biology and human medicine. The two fields share the interest in explaining phenotypic variation: while evolutionary biology is a field of biology committed to understanding phenotypic diversity, medicine is interested in very specific portion of variation, namely the deleterious variation of human traits. The many tools of evolutionary biology, both of within-species (population genetic) approaches, as well as those of comparative evolutionary developmental approaches, can be applied in biomedical research to understand traits, and their deleterious states (=disease).

We focus particularly on the evolution of mammalian reproduction, including ovarian cycle, maternal-fetal interface during pregnancy, gestational length and the regulation of parturition.