Research Areas

  • Bioinformatics
  • Health@Luddy - Crosscutting
  • Data Science
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Our work focuses broadly on asking questions about organismal function and evolution using genomic data.

Our questions largely revolve around the relative roles of natural selection and genetic drift in shaping nucleotide, gene family, and gene expression variation both within and between species. Although most of the empirical work has been on systems such as humans, flies and mosquitoes (and now tomatoes!), members of the lab can work on topics and organisms that appeal to them.


  • The evolution of gene gain and loss
  • Population genomics
  • Speciation genomics
  • The evolution of transcriptional regulation

Research Areas:

  • Evolution
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics

Research Interests:

  • computational and evolutionary genomics; evolution of transcriptional regulation; molecular population genetics
Biological Science
PhD, Duke University, Biology, 2003
BS, Cornell University, Biology, 1998