The Hanken Lab studies the evolution of morphology, developmental biology, and systematics.

Most work by my group focuses on amphibians but otherwise addresses a wide range of topics, taxa, and methodologies. The latter range from laboratory-based molecular analyses to extensive field inventories.

Current subjects include the evolution of craniofacial patterning in vertebrates; the developmental basis of life-history evolution; systematics, taxonomy and evolution of South American frogs and neotropical salamanders; and biodiversity informatics, including digital technologies.