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UPDATE: I will be starting a faculty position in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine in the Summer of 2021. Prospective lab members, feel free to check out my research page and contact me at the email below!

I am a fish biologist, interested in patterns and processes underlying morphological and functional diversity. As the most diverse group of vertebrates, fishes have no shortage of variation in form, providing us insights on their interactions with their environments. Consequently, the overall focus of my research program is to understand how groups of fishes have evolved and diversified along morphological axes related to function, performance, and ecology. I use a variety of approaches to study fish morphology, but my research primarily involves the application and development of methods in geometric morphometrics for use in functional and kinematic research.

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