Image above: Fertile frond of the invasive climbing fern Lygodium microphyllum.
Welcome! I am currently a PhD candidate working with Emily Sessa (NYBG) and Brad Barbazuk in the Department of Biology, University of Florida. I am broadly interested in comparative and population genomics, using state-of-the-art high-throughput short and long read technologies to answer fundamental questions about genome and population evolution. My research integrates field collections, high-throughput sequencing, and bioinformatics to answer questions about evolutionary processes on the population and genomic scales with a particular emphasis on ferns as a study lineage.