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Thomas SangerThomas Sanger




Thom Sanger completed his Ph.D. in 2008 with Jim Cheverud at Washington University in St. Louis studying the genetic and developmental bases of long bone length variation among vertebrates. Thom is now a postdoctoral fellow studying the evolution and development of Caribbean Anolis lizards. This diverse genus is a classic model of adaptive radiation and convergent evolution. Thom’s research adds a new dimension to the investigation of Anolis lizards by addressing whether their convergent phenotypes evolved through convergent developmental mechanisms. Thom’s research integrates morphometric analyses of morphology, comparative methods, and quantitative molecular analyses to understand the developmental bases of convergent craniofacial morphology. He is currently investigating the developmental bases of convergence in facial length differences and skull shape dimorphism. See his personal page for more details.