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 trying to understand general patterns of mammalian speciation and 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 figure above is the linkage map of hamsters with the X chromosome in red. On the left is a coding sequence in dark gray, the sequencing coverage in light gray and allele-specific expression of two SNPs in ten individuals in yellow and blue.