Congratulations Dr. Katja Kasimatis on winning the Dobzhansky Prize!
The prize is awarded annually to recognize the outstanding research accomplishments and future promise of a young evolutionary biologist. Dr. Kasimatis is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cutter and Rowe labs at EEB. Her research focuses on the evolutionary consequences of sex-specific selection and sexual conflict, specifically the impact on genome evolution. She pursues this research using a wide variety of approaches including molecular genetics, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, experimental evolution, and theoretical population genetics. Her work expands our understanding of sexual conflict and furthered nematodes as a model system for reproductive dynamics.