Research and teaching interests

My research interests include conservation genetics of fishes (particularly lampreys and other underappreciated freshwater fishes), the genetic basis of parallel phenotypic evolution (particularly the evolution of non-parasitism in lampreys), sex determination and sex differentiation in lampreys, and the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for monitoring of aquatic organisms. I teach BIOL 2210 The Chordates and BIOL 4212 Systematics and Biogeography of Fishes.

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