Welcome to the Dybdahl Lab!

We utilize the New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) to answer questions focused on clonal population spread, adaptation to stressful environments, transgenerational inheritance and epigenetic change.

Click the tabs above to find out more of what we do, where we have published and what to do if you are interested in our work!

Our lab meetings are 1-2pm every Monday afternoon in Eastlick 273. If you are interested in our lab or want to learn more about what we do, please email dybdahl[at]wsu.edu and then come to our lab meetings!

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Join the Lab!

Are you interested in joining us?

Email Dr. Mark Dybdahl at dybdahl[at]wsu.edu and tell him why you are interested in the lab! Don’t forget to attach your resume or your CV!

We would love to have dedicated individuals that are interested in getting involved in undergraduate research and possibly even creating their own projects! You will learn valuable model organism care, how to discuss and read scientific papers, and how to utilize specialized microscopes for identifying offspring and measuring phenotypic differences in shell shape. Bioinformatics and phenotypic plasticity studies can also be a part of your undergraduate research experience in this laboratory if you so choose.


One of our Master’s Students, Abby Hudak, counting snail offspring for her thesis while one of our awesome undergraduate researchers, Daniel Ng, cleans snail cups and feeds!

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