I teach in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. My research combines both computational and experimental approaches to address a broad range of topics in Evolutionary Genetics/Genomics including: (1) Quantifying the mode and strength of selection acting on coding and non-coding DNA in the Drosophila genome; (2) Quantifying the impact of changes in population size and and structure on patterns of genome variability in D. melanogaster and its close relatives; (3) Understanding the nature of species boundaries in several Drosophila and Lepidopteran species; and (4) Quantifying recombination rate variation in the genome and its effects on patterns of genome variability and evolution. I earned my B.Sc. in Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University and PhD in Genetics at the University of Chicago; after my postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, I've taught at the University of Toronto and at UC San Diego.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology