Evolutionary Genomics & Computational Biology

Research Bioinformatician, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden


Click here for my curriculum vitae (PDF format).  In addition to my github, some software is available here.

I am a broadly trained plant evolutionary ecologist working at the interface of theory and empirical biology. My research covers four main areas united by the application of mathematics and modeling to evolutionary biology:

I originally trained as a computer scientist with a minor in mathematics, and worked as a software engineer for several years in south Florida. The increased pace of botanical life and death at the edge of the tropics, in comparison to that of the temperate flora in my native Michigan, awoke the sleeping biologist within me. I returned to school, and was naturally drawn toward research in which I could apply my quantitative and programming skills. Because of my path toward research biology I also have a strong interest in natural history, especially the natural history of plants and birds, and in showing people the wonder of our natural world.


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 2007-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 2004-2007
Ph.D., Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 2004 (Award of Academic Merit)
B.S., Botany, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1997 (summa cum laude)
B.S., Computer Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1988

Past Affilliations:

Principal Research Engineer, Umeå University, Umeå Sweden, 2011-2013
Research Associate, McGill University, Montreal QC Canada, 2011
Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles CA USA, 2009-2010