Sonal Singhal

Sonal Singhal


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan

Sonal graduated with her BA in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and with her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Craig Moritz. In her dissertation, Sonal studied speciation and hybridization in five co-occurring hybrid zones, all of which formed between Australian rainforest lizards. For her postdoctoral research, she will study the evolution of recombination in wild populations of birds.

Education History

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

BA, Washington University in St. Louis


Bi K, Vanderpool D, Singhal S, Linderoth T, Moritz C, Good J. Transcriptome-based exon capture enables highly cost-effective comparative genomic data collection at moderate evolutionary scales. BMC Genomics. 2012 Aug 17;13:403.

Singhal S, Moritz C. Strong selection maintains a narrow hybrid zone between morphologically cryptic lineages in a rainforest lizard. Evolution. 2012 May;66(5):1474-89.

Singhal S, Moritz C. Testing hypotheses of genealogical discordance in a rainforest lizard. Mol Ecol. 2012 Oct;21(20):5059-72.

Singhal S. De novo transcriptome analyses for non-model organisms: an evaluation of methods across a multi-species data set. Mol Ecol Resour. 2013 May;13(3):403-16.

Singhal S, Moritz C. Reproductive isolation between phylogeographic lineages scales with divergence. Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Oct 9;280(1772):20132246.


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