My research focuses on the role of developmental mechanisms in the evolution and diversification of form, using nematode worms as a tractable laboratory model.

Research Areas:

  • Developmental Mechanisms and Regulation in Eukaryotic Systems
  • Evolution
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics

We study the genetics and evolution of developmental plasticity, particularly of novel traits and lifestyles in nematode models.

Research in the lab examines how development and ecology interact to translate genotypes to phenotypes—that is, by developmental plasticity—and how this interaction influences the evolution and diversification of form.

Research Interests:

  • genetic regulation and evolution of developmental plasticity
Biological Science
PhD, University of California, Riverside , 2009