The Lanfear Lab @ANU Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics

What we do

We are a research lab in the wonderful Ecology, Evolution, and Genetics department at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. We spend our time working on the genomes of a variety of organisms to understand how and why they change over time.

Our work bridges spatial and temporal scales: from mutations that occur within a single individual over a few decades, to the long-term evolution of globally-distributed clades of species over millions of years. We also work on theoretical aspects of molecular evolution, and develop new statistical methods and software to analyse huge DNA datasets. Behind all of this is a drive to understand some of biology's big questions, from the existence and functions of germlines to attempts to infer the tree of all life. The best way to get a good idea of what we do is to take a look at our publications.

Join us!

If you're interested in joining us, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. You don't need lots of experience, just enthusiasm and a willingness to apply yourself. We can accommodate undergrads, Honors students, PhD Students, and PostDocs. We are interested in folks with diverse backgrounds and welcome new project ideas and collaborations.

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