Faculty in Genomics and Computational Biology
Associate Faculty (Biology); Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Focus on the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes of salamanders, both of which are greatly expanded relative to other vertebrate species. Our research combines genomic sequence data, simulations, natural history collections, and fieldwork to answer diverse questions in genome evolution and phylogenetics.
We are interested in understanding how gene expression is regulated during embryogenesis and how it impacts eventual cell fate. We use genomics, molecular biology, and computational approaches to probe these questions in the model nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans.