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Boston, MA 02131
Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
My research focuses on the genomic basis of adaptation and speciation. I am interested in understanding how populations adapt to contemporary habitat changes and how patterns of genomic introgression and hybridization can inform our understanding of speciation and biodiversity. Under this broad research approach, I am interested in quantifying evolutionary predictability in the context of phenotypes, genotypes, space and time and I use a combination of field-based, experimental and molecular approaches to generate genome level data to answer my research questions. I received my PhD from Utah State University in Logan in 2019, focusing on the quantification of predictable genomic changes underlying the evolution of Lycaeides butterflies. As a postdoc at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, I am working with Phlox flowers and aim to dissect the gene regulatory basis of incomptability in pollen-pistil interactions and understand the genomic patterns of hybridization and introgression in Phlox species.