We’re thrilled to have arrived to the mile high city! Check back soon for updates. And if you are a student at any level, or postdoc, who is interested in our work, please contact me! We are recruiting for fall 2021!
I am incredibly excited to be starting as an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Denver (https://science.du.edu/biology), starting September 2020! I am so excited to join an amazing biology department, and most especially this dynamic group of eco-evo biologist (https://dueeb.weebly.com/). We are recruiting! Do you want to work at the interface ofContinue reading “University of Denver”
Well, an updated version anyhow! And now at http://jvelotta.com. Check out my most up-to-date CV and research highlights
I had the pleasure of speaking at a symposium on the role of phenotypic plasticity in evolution at the Evolution 2018 in Montpellier France recently. My talk on the role of maladaptive plasticity in adaptation to high-altitude can be viewed below. It features new unpublished work from an experiment using 6 species of Peromyscus asContinue reading “Evolution talk online”
As of April 2017, I’ve been accepted as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montana! My project will explore the physiological and fitness consequences of selection on Epas1, a master regulator of the body’s response to hypoxia. This gene is under strong natural selection in highland populations of deer mice, as well as humans,Continue reading “NIH Fellowship”
Team deer mouse just finished up a successful field season at Mt. Evans CO testing for the effects of variation in the epas1 gene on metabolic performance and breathing under hypoxia. Check the Projects tab soon for more exciting details!
New publication exploring the evolution of non-shivering thermogenesis in high-altitude mice. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.13661/full
The Cheviron Lab has moved to the University of Montana, and so have I! It’s been real Illinois!
I’m very excited to be starting a new postdoc in the Cheviron Lab at the University of Illinois, where I’ll be joining a team studying the systems biology and evolution of thermoregulatory performance in high-altitude deer mice.