Devin Molnau

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Ph.D Student

Research Interests

My research focuses on the evolution of mutualistic and parasitic relationships of fig wasps and their host fig. Of this, I am interested in determining the evolutionary rate of olfactory gene families in fig wasps and the expression of said olfactory genes throughout development in relation to the volatiles produced by the corresponding fig species. 

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Area of Expertise: 
bioinformatics
transcriptomics
coevolution
Major: 
Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB)
Education: 
B.S., Biochemistry, University of St. Thomas, 2015
Contact
251 Bessey Hall
Ames
Iowa
50011-4009