I am very excited to announce that, starting in mid April, I am going to transition to working as a researcher with Dr. Geoff Morris in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University (https://www.morrislab.org/). This work will focus on using bioinformatics, mathematical/computational modeling, and genomics to... [Read More]
Papers (former pre-prints) officially published!
I previously posted here and here about two pre-prints that were released in 2021. The first was a perspective piece about studying syndromes in macroevolution and ecology. The second was a study of the molecular evolution of flower color genes in Petunia and its wild relatives. Both of these articles... [Read More]
New preprint -- Evolution of flower color genes in petunias and their wild relatives.
After several years of field trips to collect samples, raising plants in the greenhouse, preparing and sequencing RNA-seq libraries we have finally written our first manuscript on the phylo-transcriptomic analysis of the Petunieae clade of Solanaceae. It was a pleasure working with all of the co-authors on this project: Joseph... [Read More]
New preprint -- How to approach the study of syndromes in macroevolution
After a considerable amount of time and effort we have completed a perspective/review piece on the concept of syndromes in macroevolution. We argue that application of rigorous approaches at each stage of investigation is essential to establish the existence of a syndrome and associate it with adapation to a specific... [Read More]
Excellent third-party review of my dissertation work with Mike Harms
Chase Nelson, a postdoc at Academia Sinica in Taipei, recently wrote this very concise review of the last paper from my dissertation work with Mike Harms at the University of Oregon. He did a great job distilling the results and putting them into the broader context in a very readable... [Read More]