Welcome to the Hunt Lab.

We use genetic and bioinformatic tools to investigate evolution, development, and behavior in insect systems.

The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, is currently a primary system of study (fire ant photo credit: M. Goodisman)


July 2017

Congratulations to Joanie for successfully completing her master's degree with a great defense seminar!

New manuscript, Variation in DNA methylation is not consistently reflected by sociality in Hymenoptera, published in Genome Biology and Evolution.

March 2017

Sam Arsenault received an Honorable Mention for his NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program application. Congratulations Sam!

Joanie King will be pursuing an Entomology PhD at Texas A&M beginning this fall. Congratulations Joanie!

November 2016

New manuscript, Developmental DNA methyltransferase expression in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta, published in Insect Science.

August 2016

Joanie King just attended the amazing Ant Course 2016 at the Edward O. Wilson Laboratory at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. Way to go, Joanie!

This semester we welcome two new undergraduate researchers, Cole Hurst and David Pierce.

April 2016

Sam Arsenault was awarded a 2016 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant from the UGA Graduate School. Congratulations Sam!

New manuscript, The genome and methylome of a subsocial small carpenter bee, Ceratina calcarata, published in Genome Biology and Evolution.