Mallory Ballinger

INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY & MUSEUM OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, PH.D. CANDIDATE

Understanding how organisms adapt to their environment is a major goal in evolutionary biology. Mallory’s research aims to identify the factors underlying environmental adaptation by integrating evolutionary analyses of DNA sequence variation with experimental studies of whole-animal physiology. Currently, she is studying small mammal populations that inhabit temperate and tropical environments across North and South America. Through the integration of population and comparative genomics, functional genomics, and whole-animal physiology, Mallory’s research ultimately aims to determine how small mammals colonize new environments and the signatures of subsequent adaptation to those new environments. For more information about Mallory’s research, visit her website here.

  • UC Berkeley