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.
Much of my research has direct applications in fish conservation genomics, and involves collaboration with state and federal agencies. I also enjoy learning and teaching new computational approaches and programming languages, and am interested in effective visualization of multidimensional scientific data.