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 moreMy 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.
|Nov 1, 2018||I’m happy to announce I’ve started a new position as a senior postdoctoral research fellow at LSU. I will be joining the the Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Core within the Center for Computation & Technology.|
|Jun 1, 2018||I will be joining the posterior predictive simulation workshop at the Society of Systematic Biology meeting this year in Columbus, OH at Ohio State University. I will be teaching the section on conducting inference-based posterior predictive analyses within RevBayes. I hope to see you there!|
|Apr 1, 2018||New paper out, doing posterior predictive simulation with RevBayes.|
|Feb 26, 2018||I will be giving an upcoming invited seminar in the department of biology at SIUE. My talk will focus on The strengths and challenges of genomic data for understanding biodiversity.|
|Jun 26, 2017||I will be giving a special spotlight talk at the Evolution meeting this year in Portland, OR. The topic and title of my talk will be The Effect of Heterotachy on Phylogenomics. If you work with genome scale data within a phylogenetic context, I encourage you to stop by and see why you should think about heterotachy when doing your analyses.|