Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Auburn University
I’m broadly interested in the evolutionary biology of fishes. My research is oriented around five major aims:
(1) inferring relationships and testing evolutionary hypotheses in the context of such relationships,
(2) uncovering the drivers of morphological and lineage diversification,
(3) elucidating the processes that explain spatial and temporal patterns of distribution of species and populations within species,
(4) understanding the genetic basis of adaptive traits, and
(5) documenting the diversity of marine and freshwater fish faunas. This research scope includes strong fieldwork and collection-based components and we use a variety of genomic approaches to address questions around these aims.