Our work focuses on how and why evolutionary change takes place. We work with bacteria because these organisms are not only incredibly important and amazing but they have a generation time as short as 20 minutes (our own generation time is 20 years). This means that we can observe evolution taking place in the laboratory.
While the central principle that unites the projects is an interest in evolutionary processes, this has taken many shapes and is constantly <ahem> evolving. You can read more about individual directions by following the links on the left. If you are interested in joining the Hendrickson lab don't hesitate to contact Heather directly (Contacts, above). Thanks for stopping by!