Symbiotic associations underpin all ecosystems, and understanding how they generate and maintain biodiversity has been an important question in biology for decades. Nevertheless, we are still largely ignorant of how symbiotic processes shape patterns of biodiversity across space and through time.
My research program uses the iconic mutualisms from tropical coral reefs to understand the evolutionary and ecological processes that generate biodiversity in these tightly linked interactions.
I am currently a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Computational Biology at the University of Lausanne working with Dr. Nicolas Salamin. I spent the previous 2 years as a Gerstner Scholar & Lerner Gray Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History working with Dr. Estefania Rodriguez.