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I am an evolutionary biologist driven to understand the processes and mechanisms that generate and maintain biological diversity. In particular, I want to understand how species evolve and how they can persist as distinct species when they occur in geographic proximity. My previous research in the Seehausen lab at the University of Bern, Switzerland, was focused on investigating components of behavioral reproductive isolation in fishes (sticklebacks and East African cichlids), and on dissecting the genetic architecture of different key traits to reproductive isolation in Lake Victoria cichlids. In the Hopkins Lab, I am now studying reproductive isolation and gene flow between several closely related lineages of Phlox flowers that all occur in geographic proximity.