The Toomey Lab will be starting up January 2019 in the Department of Biological Science at the University of Tulsa! We are looking for Ph.D. students beginning Fall 2019. Please see details on our Join page.

The Toomey lab is focused on understanding the adaptations of the avian visual system by bringing together a diversity of approaches from optical physics to animal behavior. We also pursue studies of the molecular and enzymatic mechanisms of pigment metabolism that generate the spectacular diversity of coloration in the animal kingdom.


TU library
Matt visits the McFarlin library at the University of Tulsa