Genomics

Comparison of Contemporary and Historic Data Sets:

I have been awarded an NSF fellowship to combine genomic and morphological analyses of contemporary samples and archived museum specimens to better understand temporal dynamics of hybridization and speciation. This work combines whole genome sequencing, bait libraries for museum samples, and image analysis of phenotypic traits to describe the spatial-temporal stability of an expanding hybrid zone.

Visual depiction of hypothesis testing framework
Visual depiction of hypothesis testing framework