Welcome! I am a PhD candidate at the University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History. I study amphibians and reptiles to better understand the evolutionary processes that generate morphological and ecological diversity. These data are collected in the field, in the lab, and in museum collections. Much of my work uses micro-computed tomography (microCT) scanning to study internal anatomy.
My dissertation research is focused on: (1) the evolution of skull shape diversity and hyperossification [increased mineralization] across all living frogs, (2) the evolution of amphibian teeth, and (3) the phylogenomics and trait evolution of Hemiphractidae [the marsupial frogs of Central and South America].
Interested in learning more? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!