Schwartz Lab

Functional & Ecological Genomics

We are a research lab at Auburn University

We study how individuals respond to stressors in their environment;

How stressors alter growth, reproduction and aging; and

How stress responses evolve across populations and species


Our lab mission is to discover new knowledge of how environmental stressors regulate reproduction and longevity in natural animal populations, bridging the gap between evolutionary biology and biomedical research. To do this we use experimental and observational studies with an emphasis on large-scale genetic data to address questions on (1) how individuals respond to stress, and (2) how molecular stress response networks evolve and drive life history traits. We strive for integrity, transparency and open science as we disseminate our findings for the betterment of human society and our natural world.


Dr. Tonia S. Schwartz

Department of Biological Sciences

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama, 36830

United States of America


+1 (334) 844-1555


September 15, 2017

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