About Me

I am a NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellow working in Irby Lovette’s lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I completed my PhD with Darren Irwin in the Zoology Department and Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia. I am interested in evolutionary biology, genomics, and molecular ecology, primarily—but not exclusively—in avian systems. Much of my research relies on combining genomic data with other phenotypic, behavioural and biogeographic information to make inferences about evolutionary processes. I take advantage of the replicated patterns in species radiations, particularly the continental radiation of New World warblers. My field research has focused on studying contact zones and hybrids zones in warblers and wrens in North America.

** In 2019, I will be moving to State College, PA as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. Please contact me via email about any interest in graduate or postdoctoral mentorship**


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