General Biology Lab Coordinator
I am interested in two broad research areas - One set of projects aims to understand the origins of biodiversity. These projects focus on using the colorful and diverse African cichlid fishes as a model system in which to test hypotheses about the process of speciation. The second set strives to use modern genetic and genomic tools to design effective and resource efficient strategies for conserving biodiversity. One of the most rewarding aspects of these research projects is that they allow me to illuminate my teaching with examples from both my fieldwork and my experience current genetic and genomic technologies.