About me

I am a bioinformatician and plant geneticist experienced in developing and improving new genetic resources for diverse non-model species. I love the challenge of figuring out pipelines that use limited genetic data in unexpected and creative ways to identify and explore plant variation. I’ve worked on pothos, sorrel,┬ámorning glories, hummingbirds, lizards, and host-parasite interactions across a broad range of animals.

Currently, I’m a post-doctoral fellow with Gina Baucom at the University of Michigan. Before that, I worked at a startup and spent time as a postdoc with Spencer Barrett and Stephen Wright at the University of Toronto on the evolution of separate sexes and of sex chromosomes in plants. I completed my PhD in Mark Rausher’s lab at Duke University on the evolution of the selfing syndrome in self-pollinated plants and the development of reproductive isolating barriers between species. In the distant past, I worked with Charlie Nunn at Harvard University and Ethan Temeles at Amherst College. I grew up in Cambridge, MA. Because I hold dual US/UK citizenship, I live in Canada.

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