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 an assistant professor of computational biology in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph. If you are interested in graduate school opportunities in my lab, please contact me. Please see the Join the lab page for additional information.
Before moving to the University of Guelph, I was 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 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.