I am an evolutionary biologist working at the intersection of evolution, ecology, genomics, and entomology. My research interests broadly include: adaptation, genetics of invasions, genomics of host-shifts, speciation and chemical ecology.
I am currently a postdoc at Loyola University Chicago with Dr. Mike Grillo, working on a variety of projects in evolutionary ecology including prairie restoration and seed beetle-legume coevolution.
Previously I was an NSF postdoctoral research fellow working in Catherine Linnen's lab at the University of Kentucky - the pine sawfly lab! I am using pine sawflies as a study system, and my research program focused on Diprion similis - the introduced white pine sawfly. Head on over to RESEARCH for more info!
Previously, I received my PhD in 2020 from Indiana University where I worked on adaptation, speciation and chemical signaling in diverse Drosophila species.
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