Alexander Stewart

Alexander Stewart

Barker Lab
Stewart

Office/Lab Location: BSW 321

Pronouns:
he, him, his

Education: 

  • PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona (2023-Present)
  • BS in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology & Biology, University of Kentucky (2019-2023)

Research Interests: 

I am generally interested in genome biology, genome size, and subgenome composition in polyploids. I will be studying these concepts in polyploid unisexual salamanders which represent a flexible model system for ploidy variation in tetrapods. In particular, I am interested in the Kentucky unisexual populations which have maintained a subgenome derived from a bisexual species that does not occur in the state.