I am a Postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities interested in how ecological and evolutionary processes drive adaptation, and how these processes mediate underlying changes in the genome. In my graduate work, I focused on elucidating physiological pathways and the underlying genetic changes mediating adaptation to elevated hydrogen sulfide and perpetual darkness in the extremophile fish Poecilia mexicana. In continuation of my graduate research, I am now focused on understanding how phenotypes have evolved in nutrient and light-poor environments by linking co-expression networks and population genomics using the model Astyanax mexianus.
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
St. Paul MN, 55108