I am an evolutionary computational biologist – I build statistical models and programs to understand the genomics of adaptive evolution of structured populations post divergence, with applications to conservation of threatened turtle species (Emydidae
), and the biological control of predatory lady beetles (Coccinellidae
). My dissertation work with Fredric Janzen
at Iowa State University focused on the development of likelihood-based methods to study population structure, genetic relatedness, and identity-by-descent probabilities. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher with Jody Hey
at Temple University, where I develop Bayesian MCMC-based tools for estimating ancestral demography under the isolation with migration model.