Image above: The Twelve Apostles limestone stacks in Victoria, Australia.
I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Florida with Dr. Emily Sessa (NYBG) and Dr. Brad Barbazuk. I am broadly interested in comparative, evolutionary, and population genomics, particularly in ferns. My dissertation focuses on population genetics of the Appalachian gametophyte (Vittaria appalachiana) and sequencing the genome of the invasive fern Lygodium microphyllum. I attended the University at Buffalo, SUNY, for my undergraduate where I earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences and B.S. in Environmental Geosciences and worked with Dr. Mary Alice Coffroth and Dr. Howard Lasker on octocoral bleaching and systematics.
When I'm not in the lab, I love to travel and take photos. All the images on this site I have taken (unless otherwise stated) in Australia, the Florida Everglades, and Belize.
I am always happy to talk about genomics, ferns, and population genetics! Feel free to reach out, my contact information is below.
420E Cancer and Genetics Research Center
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610