Alberto Civetta


Alberto Civetta Title: Professor
Office: 2RC044
Building: Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
Phone: 204.786.9436

Research Interests:

Work in my lab focuses on the evolutionary genetics/ genomics of reproductive traits. We use a combination of classical genetics and molecular approaches to identify genetic variation that contributes to differences in traits such as sperm development, sperm competitive ability and fertility. We make use of genomic data in combination with the characterization of phenotypic differences within and between species to establish associations between gene polymorphisms and phenotypes. The tools of comparative genomic, phylogenetic and bioinformatics are used to test the role of selection during the evolution of genes responsible for reproductive adaptations and differentiation between species.

I am currently accepting applications from prospective graduate students or post-docs.