2015 New Science Facility
University of Michigan, Ph.D. 2005
My research interests are in population and evolutionary genetics. I’m especially interested in the genetics of speciation; in identifying the genetics changes associated with speciation, and if there are general patterns we can identify in these genes. Much of my work on these questions has been using a “natural model system” – the house mouse (Mus domesticus - Mus musculus) hybrid zone in Europe. I’m also interested in projects examining genetic variation in natural populations, especially variation associated with adaptation.