Kevin Duclos

PhD Candidate


Research interests

Kevin is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Heather Jamniczky. His work focuses on the link between developmental processes and functional variation in natural populations. He is specifically looking into how genes are expressed or silenced in a tissue-specific fashion during development in order to produce organisms that are functional in different environmental contexts. His research uses model species and populations with a uniform genetic background to study how functional demands and environmental differences affect the musculoskeletal systems at the levels of gene regulation, morphogenesis and subsequently performance.