I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Bangor University working with John Mulley to understand genome evolution and adaptation in Mongolian gerbils.

I did my Ph.D. work at the
University of Montana in the Good Lab working on general patterns of mammalian speciation by using dwarf hamsters as a model.

I use a var
iety of classical genetic, genomic, and transcriptomic approaches to address questions about the developmental, genetic, and epigenetic underpinnings of organismal biology and development in mammals.

The above figure shows a highly constrained bit of the genome from various animals which lies in the neighborhood of the parahox genes (in red).