Berger lab

Our current research revolves around understanding how individual-level selection can modify mutation rates as well as their phenotypic effects, and how this in turn may affect evolutionary demography in sexually reproducing organisms. We combine experimental quantitative and molecular genetics to explore these processes, as well as other related questions within life history and sexual selection theory, in insect model systems. Visit our Research page to find out more about the main themes of our research:

  • Sexual Selection and Adaptation to Novel Environments
  • Condition dependent DNA Repair and Mutation Rates
  • The Evolution of Mutational Effects

Looking for PROJECT work or a MASTER, get in touch: david.berger[at] Look at our “Research”- or “People”-page to get an idea of previous student projects from our lab.