Phylogenetics, Population Genetics, and Comparative Biology

Welcome to the McGuire Lab in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Research in our lab is focused primarily on understanding mechanisms of lineage diversification and adaptive evolution, particularly in SE Asian reptiles and amphibians and New World hummingbirds. We conduct extensive fieldwork in support of these research efforts. As the foundation for much of our research, we integrate phylogenomic and population genomic data sets obtained via high-throughput sequencing with morphological data as well as field-collected physiological and locomotor performance data.