I study hybridization, speciation, and genetic structure of natural populations of fish using computational approaches. I use genomic and ecological data to better understand evolutionary and ecological interactions between species.
I am currently a postdoc at the University of Wyoming, working with Katie Wagner and Annika Walters on genomics of speciation and hybridization in fish, specifically Wyoming trout and Tanganyikan cichlids. I completed a PhD in Alex Buerkle’s lab where I focused on hybridization among six species of Catostomus fish.
I am starting my own lab at the University of Guelph in January 2019, where I will be an assistant professor of computational biology in the Department of Integrative Biology.
Much of my research has direct applications in fish conservation genomics, and involves collaboration with fisheries management agencies. I also enjoy learning and teaching new computational approaches and programming languages, and am interested in effective visualization of multidimensional scientific data.