I study evolution using experimental genetics and genomics in model organisms. The main focus of my research is spontaneous mutations: their rate and spectrum, their impact on the genome, and their effects on fitness. I’m also interested in epistasis, sex-specific selection, the evolution of sexual dimorphism, and the role of mutations in population persistence.
I am currently a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology and the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Sally Otto and Mike Whitlock. My postdoctoral research has also been supported by postdoctoral research fellowships from NSERC and the Killam Foundation.