Symbiotic associations underpin all ecosystems, and understanding how they originate and evolve has been an important question in evolutionary biology for decades. Nevertheless, we are still largely ignorant of how symbioses shape patterns of biodiversity across space and through time.

My research program uses the iconic symbioses from tropical coral reefs to understand the evolutionary and ecological processes that generate biodiversity in these tightly linked interactions.

I am currently a Gerstner Scholar & Lerner Gray Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History working with Dr. Estefania Rodriguez.