I was recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montana in Jeff Good's lab, and I studied at Indiana University under the advisement of Matt Hahn.
I'm excited to understand the processes and patterns of molecular evolution by using genomics and phylogenetics, and working through some of the problems that vast amounts of genomic data has presented. To this end, I have worked on modeling mutation rate variation in mammals, detecting convergent evolution on genomic data, and analyzing gene families in a number of species. I contributed to CAFE to account for error in gene family analysis, and I developed the program GRAMPA to study polyploidy in the context of gene tree topologies. I also wrote the program Referee to annotate genome assemblies with quality scores.
Outside of the lab, I have a passion for dogs and animals in general. I also enjoy being active and doing puzzles with my partner!