Daniel Fergus

Research Associate, Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, 2009
  • B.S. in Biology, University of Iowa, 1998

Research Interests

Daniel studies how genetics and the environment work together to shape the diversity of life on earth. He is fascinated by how genes affect the variation within and among animal species and particularly how behavior varies with genetics in both vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. Recently he has focused on seasonal variation in communication in a vocal fish and on the diversity of mites that inhabit the pores of most mammals, including humans.

Fields of Research