Welcome to the Meek Lab at Michigan State University! The Meek lab strives to be a safe space for diversity in STEM.
We conduct cutting-edge genomic studies to address pressing problems in the conservation and management of the world’s biodiversity. Work in our lab primarily focuses on studying the ecological and evolutionary processes that generate and maintain diversity within and among populations, as well as identifying the molecular basis for life history trait diversity. We do this by combining field and lab work and studying both wild and captive populations, with an emphasis on aquatic systems. We are housed in the Department of Integrative Biology and are affiliated with MSU AgBio Research and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program.
Check out the links below to learn more about us and the work we do!
Meek lab news:
Dr. Meek and collaborators have a new paper out in Bioscience exploring the use of local adaptation in conservation. There is a nice write up on the College of Natural Sciences website. Check it out!
The Meek lab launches the new iCatch website!! Check it out here: https://www.icatch.app/
Ben Kline, a PhD student in the Meek lab, is partnering with Experiment.com for a crowd-funding campaign focused on understanding thermal adaptation in brook trout. Check it out here: How will coldwater fish survive on a hot planet?
Miranda Wade, PhD student in the Meek lab, gave an excellent talk at Evolution Conference 2021. Check it out here:
Sara Hugentobler, PhD student in the Meek lab, gave an exciting talk at the 2021 Bay Delta Science Conference. Check her talk out here:
Dr. Mariah Meek gave a talk at the excellent Landscape Transcriptomics brown bag at Penn State. See her talk, titled: “Fish in hot water: understanding adaptive capacity to thermal stress in coldwater fishes”, here: https://psu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Landscape+Transcriptomics+Brown-Bag+Series+-+Week+6/1_js04xko8.
On January 8, 2021, Dr. Meek and Dr. Sarah Saunders, from The Audubon Society, had an OpEd published in The Hill, urging the Biden Administration and Senate to join the rest of the world and sign on to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Check it out here: “American can lead again in global conservation“.
Dr. Nadya Mamoozadeh and Dr. Mariah Meek attended the 2020 virtual American Fisheries Society annual conference this year. It was a great time with tons of amazing and inspiring talks and conversations. If you missed it, check out our talks below!