I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes and consequences of genomic conflicts. Currently, I am a postdoc in Andy Clark‘s lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, funded by the Sweden-America Foundation.
I use a combination of experiments, theory, and comparative genomic approaches to study how changes in the modes of inheritance affect the resolution of conflict within and between genomes. I also write synthesizing perspectives, and develop new mathematical models connecting selfish genetic elements to social evolutionary theory more generally.
I did my PhD work on transposable element and genome size evolution with Stephen Wright at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Throughout my time at U of T I was also a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Before that I read biology at the University of Edinburgh.
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA