Welcome! I am a PhD candidate at the University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History. My research aims to link phylogenetic patterns and underlying developmental mechanisms to better understand the evolutionary processes that generate phenotypic variation in vertebrates. My work integrates micro-computed tomography scanning, comparative methods, and developmental genetics to test macroevolutionary questions.
For my upcoming NSF PRFB postdoctoral work, I am investigating the molecular and developmental mechanisms of convergent tooth loss in frogs. The teeth of frogs, salamanders, and caecilians are understudied yet exhibit fascinating morphological diversity that corresponds to widespread ecological variation. I also collaborate with a network of researchers to investigate the morphological diversity of amphibians and reptiles.
Interested in learning more? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!