Mammalian Comparative Genomics

The Murphy Laboratory at Texas A&M University

Welcome to the Murphy lab.

We use comparative genomic approaches to describe and understand the processes of adaptation, speciation, and diversification in mammals to connect genotype to phenotype.


“The stream of heredity makes phylogeny; in a sense, it is phylogeny. Complete genetic analysis would provide the most priceless data for the mapping of this stream.”

—George Gaylord Simpson in The Principles of Classification and a Classification of Mammals, 1945.