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Casola, Claudio Assistant Professor


Our group is interested in studying genome evolution and adaptation in plants, beetles and other organisms using both experimental and computational approaches.

Research topics in our group include gene evolution via de novo formation, gene duplication and horizontal transfer; genetic basis of drought tolerance and adaptation to aridity in conifers; evolution of the tree-killing habit in bark beetles.

We work in collaboration with scientists at TAMU, the University of Kentucky, Pisa University (Italy), the Texas A&M Forest Service, the ESSM Department Forest Science Laboratory and the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station.

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  • Associate Professor