Fundamentally, I am interested in the genomic basis of adaptation and the forces that contribute to and maintain adaptive phenotypes in natural populations. I am especially interested in the extent of the genetic “toolbox” and the pathways available to evolutionary. My graduate work has focused on many facets of adaptation in the rock pocket mouse, Chaetodipus intermedius, from fine scale dissections of the genetic basis of a relatively simple trait, color polymorphism, to understanding the genomic architecture of complex traits associated with thriving despite drinking no free water.
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Ph.D. Candidate, Integrative Biology, 2013-present
University of Arizona, Tucson AZ,
M.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2013
Smith College, Northampton, MA
B.A., Biological Sciences, 2009