Jonathan P. Velotta, PhD, Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator
Jon is an evolutionary biologist whose research merges physiological ecology and genomics. He is driven by a desire to understand how animals work, and the mechanisms by which they adapt to their environment. He loves vertebrates, and studies both mammals and fish.
Peter Ducey, Masters Student
Peter is thrilled to join the Velotta lab group in Fall 2021. He has an undergraduate background in physiology, and recently completed a canine behavior internship at Wolf Park. He now looks forward to researching the genomics and evolutionary convergence of deer mice in high altitude environments. After graduating from DU, Peter plans on pursuing either a PhD or a research-based career in wildlife ecology. When not on campus, you can find him biking, hiking, or skiing in the Colorado mountains
Nicole Choi – convergent evolution in hypoxia adaptation in deer mice
Jill Lewis – Gene expression responses to hypoxia acclimation in deer mice
If you are a student or postdoc interested in joining the lab, please contact me! We are recruiting!