General who

I am a senior postdoctoral research fellow in the Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Core in the Center for Computation & Technology at LSU who does research on discovering the information content within genomes. I’m interested in exploring statistical models and computational approaches that can best inform our understanding of evolution and help to quantify biodiversity.

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 molecular evolution that generate and maintain those patterns; and 3) to develop computational methods, software, and models to help us better understand the information signal we recover from genetic 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.