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Welcome to the Katju Lab in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences  in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.


We seek to understand the genetic factors contributing to genomic variation and phenotypic diversity.  To this end, we employ molecular and bioinformatic tools to study evolutionary processes at the level of populations, both experimental and natural, and genomes.  Our research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including the evolution of organellar and nuclear genomes, gene duplication and the origin of novel function, and the fitness and phenotypic consequences of mutation in evolution. For details regards ongoing projects, please see the Research page.


Dr. Katju serves as core faculty on the interdepartmental graduate programs in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (link to EEB faculty pageand Genetics (link to Genetics faculty page).


Position Available: Graduate students, Undergraduate Research Assistants 

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