Evolutionary genomics.

Joshua Rest’s lab @ Ecology and Evolution @ Stony Brook University. We use computation and experimentation to study pattern and process in evolutionary genomics.

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator


Joshua Rest

Associate Professor, PhD Program Director

Grad Students


Collaborating Alumni



Wiring between close nodes in molecular networks evolves more quickly than between distant nodes

As species diverge, a wide range of evolutionary processes lead to changes in protein-protein interaction networks and metabolic …

Horizontal gene transfer and fusion spread carotenogenesis among diverse heterotrophic protists

Thraustochytrids (phylum: Labyrinthulomycota) are non-photosynthetic marine protists. Some thraustochytrids have crtIBY, a …

The protist Aurantiochytrium has universal subtelomeric rDNAs and is a host for mirusviruses

Summary Viruses are the most abundant biological entities in the world’s oceans, where they play important ecological and …

Nicotine Stimulates Peristalsis in N. Vectensis: From Behavior to Nicotinic Receptor Genes