As a geneticist and evolutionary biologist, I am intrigued by a broad array of scientific puzzles. My projects are united by my interest in how new combinations of DNA are created and maintained. My work uses genetics to investigate evolutionary questions such as:
- How does variation in chromosomal arrangement shape evolution?
- How does genetic exchange via hybridization and recombination influence adaptation and divergence?
- How does linkage-disequilibrium shape nucleotide variation through the action of linked selection?
- How can we better understand the extent and effects of gene flow, and how can the effects of gene flow be distinguished from those of ancestral polymorphism?