Tim O'Connor
PhD Degree Date: 
Fall 2019
Mentor: 
Noah Whiteman
Dissertation Title: 

Evolution of a Specialized Herbivore Community: Biogeography, Speciation, and Balancing Selection in North American Deserts

Tim is a NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago in the lab of Marcus Kronforst. He studies the evolution of plant-insect interactions with observational fieldwork, manipulative experiments, and functional genomics. In the future, Tim hopes to lead a lab that studies adaptation in desert insects.