My research area includes population genetics and evolutionary genomics of sexual selection and speciation. Current research includes development of a new theory of male-sex drive or male-driven sexual selection and its effect on rapid evolution of male-biased genes, modification of sex-biased fitness, and maintenance of sex. A special focus of our research involves application of male driven sexual selection theory to the origin of menopause, persistence of maternal mortality, and sex-biased evolution of disease and health in general. Our research work is relevant to all aspects of gender-based controversies in society.
Ecology & Evolution