Rogers' Research

My research involves several interrelated disciplines: evolution, phylogenetic systematics, phylogeography and disease ecology of small mammals.   Research in these areas allows me to combine field and laboratory investigations of topics such as molecular phylogeny estimation of selected rodent and shrew taxa, population genetics and paternity inference, and the evolution of hantaviruses and arenaviruses with their rodent (primarily) hosts.  I spent the 2009-2010 academic year on sabbatical in collaboration with Dr. Charles Fulhorst, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, developing my research interest in rodents and disease.