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 hereditary 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.