EVOLUTION | PALEONTOLOGY | GENOMICS
The Barden Lab at the New Jersey Institute of Technology works to better understand social insects – specifically their evolutionary history. At the same time, we use the social insect fossil record as a model system for unifying exciting methodologies, such as X-ray imaging and next generation sequencing, into organismal research. Our projects incorporate elements of paleontology, systematics, imaging, functional morphology, genomics, and ecology.
Click here to learn more about what we do in the lab with ants, X-rays, fossils, and fieldwork.