Principal Investigator

Kelly Dyer

Kelly Dyer

Kelly is broadly interested in evolutionary genetics and molecular evolution. She earned her B.S. in Evolution and Ecology from UC Davis, M.S. from the University of Arizona, and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. She spent three years at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland as a Royal Society USA Research Fellow before founding the Dyer Lab at UGA in November of 2007. While at UGA, Kelly has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation as well as a New Scholar in Aging Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. Kelly is a member of the UGA Teaching Academy, and in 2017 received the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which is UGA's highest early career teaching award. Kelly is currently the Director of the Integrated Life Sciences program and co-Director of the NIH T32 Genetics Training Grant.

Research Staff

Cameron Seitz

Graduate Students

Theresa Erlenbach

Theresa is interested in evolutionary genomics, and she is currently studying X-chromosome drive in D. neotestacea. Theresa was a trainee on the NIH Genetics Training Grant from 2020-2022, and she has received an R.C. Lewontin Early Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution and a Bishop Award from UGA Genetics. She is currently the Alton Fellow in UGA Genetics, and is also an intern at the UGA Innovation Gateway. Theresa came to UGA from Rebekah Rogers' lab at UNC Charlotte, where she studied gene expression and structural evolution in Drosophila.

Undergraduate Students

Kiera Bass

Gabriela Borres

Hallianek Escorcia

Aubrey Frey

Scout Harris

Hannah Lee

Kiyah Legg

Charlotte Nickell

Matthew Phillips

Bri Trohn

Lab Alumni (Graduate students)