Pinhead Punk Science Outreach

I just got back the other day from a trip to the Western slope of Colorado, where I engaged in two outreach activities with children. I presented in Telluride,CO on July 2nd and Ridgway, CO on July 3rd. The events were organized by the Pinhead Institute in Telluride, which organizes... [Read More]

Evolution 2019

I recently traveled to Providence, Rhode Island for the Evolution 2019 meeting. I had the honor of giving a presentation, which was recorded and can be viewed here. The conference was excellent! I had the opportunity to meet with collaborators, old friends, and other colleagues which led to many great... [Read More]

Computational evolution paper published!

My work in the Smith lab at CU Boulder is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of flower color evolution. One of the primary biochemical pathways responsible for the production of colorful pigments is the anthocyanin pathway. Mutations to enzymes in this pathway have been repeatedly observed to be responsible... [Read More]

The quest for Fabianas

Field adventures in Argentina

I recently had the amazing opportunity to take a field trip to Argentina searching for several species of Solanaceae. This trip was part of an NSF-funded project in the Smith lab that aims to characterize the evolution of floral coloration in the Pentuieae sub-family of Solanaceae. [Read More]