Johannesson Lab

We use a combination of theoretical, genomic and experimental approaches to study eukaryote genome evolution. Most of the work we do utilizes the fungal model systems such as Neurospora (“the orange bread mold”), Podospora, the non-model basidiomycete Marasmius oreades and lichen species, to challenge general evolutionary paradigms. We study questions such as the consequences of selection acting at multiple levels in the biological hierarchy, i.e., genes, TEs, nuclei and individuals, and what factors drive mutation rates in nature.

Last modified: 2021-01-19