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.
I am studying evolution and development of vertebrates, especially their musculoskeletal system. I am currently working on research projects to understand craniofacial evolution of Darwin's finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers.