Dr. Iulia Darolti

Males and females within a species often exhibit dimorphism across a broad range of phenotypes, despite sharing nearly the same genome. Sexual dimorphism is the most common form of intra-specific diversity in animals and has key implications in processes such as adaptation and speciation. My research integrates genomic, transcriptomic and population genetics tools to address how evolutionary processes differ between the sexes, and how the genome responds to conflicting selection pressures in males and females to encode sexually dimorphic phenotypes. I also study how and why sex chromosomes originate and degenerate, and the forces driving transitions in sex determining mechanisms. 

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DIUyydQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao  

Personal research website: https://www.iuliadarolti.com 

Twitter: @idarolti 

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Phone: +41 21 692 4176

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