About Me

I am an evolutionary and population geneticist studying how genetic and sexual conflict contribute to hybrid incompatibility and reproductive isolation. I use a combination of theory and genomics to consider and identify genetic differences capable of generating incompatibilities and exploring under what conditions these differences are strong enough to drive population isolation. I am currently exploring the role of transposable elements as drivers of hybrid incompatibility between domestic maize and its ancestral relative teosinte. I am also interested in how mitochondrial-nuclear interactions both generate and resolve genetic conflict.

I am a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Yaniv Brandvain and Nathan Springer at the University of Minnesota. Visit my Google Scholar page for specific research projects or contact me directly.