My research program focuses on understanding the generative processes behind phenotypic evolution. In particular, I am currently focused on understanding the interplay between evolution and development in shaping phenotype in the context of rapid changes to environmental conditions. I do this through a combination of empirical studies of fossil and living wild rodents, controlled experiments on lab mice, and through in silico modeling of developmental processes. In addition to work on rodents, I also maintain a research interest in understanding the evolution and biogeography of turtles.
At present I am a NIH IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow, in the Center for Inclusive Education, at Stony Brook University. My postdoctoral research is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Natasha S. Vitek (Department of Ecology & Evolution) and Dr. Christopher J. Percival (Department of Anthropology).