Welcome to the Evolutionary & Applied Reproductive Biology  Lab at The College of Wooster

© Maria Janasz


We are broadly interested in the reproductive behavior of animals, including mechanisms that males and females use to influence reproductive success.  Our current research focuses on reproductive behavior and physiology in several species including: the pomace fly (Drosophila melanogaster), the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), and humans.


Sirot lab - Summer 2014.  
From left to right:  Laura Sirot, Eva Kotsopoulos, Hannah Olson, Laura Darby, Katie Boes


Recent lab news:

Summer 2016: Patrick Gilkey and Rose Sepesy joined the lab as mosquito researchers.

August 2015: Paul Joseph ('14) got a lot of publicity for his I.S. research on adjustment of semen composition in response to novel female stimuli. Here are some examples:

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/masturbation-study_us_55c105f1e4b0e716be074dd6

Medical Daily: http://www.medicaldaily.com/new-sex-men-possess-better-sperm-quality-during-ejaculation-new-women-because-sperm-345860