Carla Hurt

Carla Hurt

Name:

Carla  Hurt

Title:

Associate Professor

Department:

Biology

Email Address:

churt@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3143

Office:

Pennebaker Hall (PENN) 412

About

For my research, I am interested in processes of speciation and diversification and the implications that these processes have on conservation of biodiversity. Specific aims of my research include: 1) identifying taxonomic lineages and cryptic diversity, 2) reconstructing the phylogenetic history and geographic context of species radiations, 3) examining the ecological and developmental factors that promote and sustain diversity and 4) assessing the geographic structure of genetic variation within habitats. To address these questions, I employ a wide diversity of molecular tools including DNA sequencing and genotyping as well as next-generation tools such as transcriptome sequencing and reduced genome sequencing.