General who

I am a biologist, statistics and computing enthusiast, and HPC dabbler currently working as a senior research fellow, and a resident biologist at the LSU CCT. My work here is focussed on building data-driven, across discipline, integrative research programs. My personal research has been focused on using modern data-focussed, computational approaches to answering questions in Biology related to to molecular evolution and understanding how, how fast, and why genomes evolve.

A bit more

My research focus is to try and understand the forces of molecular evolution that act upon individuals, populations, and species through time producing, limiting, or maintaining biodiversity. The central goals of my research are 1) to uncover patterns of diversity at different evolutionary scales; 2) to infer the processes of change that generate and maintain those patterns; and 3) to develop methods, models, and tools to help us better understand the information signal we recover from data about those processes. My work is heavily integrative and the projects I work on span variety of areas including empirical systems on all types of taxa and systems, simulation and modeling studies, and software and methods development.