Lyndsey Baillie » People
I first joined the Bentzen Lab in 2007, and worked until 2009 as an undergraduate research assistant and lab technician. Since then I have been working towards my MSc, which is focused on population structure in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). I am using both microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA to investigate neutral genetic variation among guppy populations in rivers across Trinidad. I am particularly interested in identifying the patterns of gene flow that indicate migration both within and between rivers and watersheds, which may reveal the routes taken by guppies as they colonized various areas of the island.