I am broadly interested in how organisms adapt the their environment at a molecular level. My research is largely focused on conservation genetics in wild populations of marine organisms and my lab employs a combination of molecular, genetic, and genomic tools. My lab is currently working on conservation genetics and hybridization in river herring, populations of juvenile summer flounder using the Pamlico Sound as a nursery, environmental selection of blue crabs in Lake Mattamuskeet, identifying genes involved in barnacle adhesion, and use of environmental DNA to detect anadromous fish and species composition in the ichthyoplankton.
Marine Science & Conservation
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (1996)