Research interests


I study the patterns and processes of diversification by means of molecular and morphological analyses. In the past I have used Sanger- and next-generation sequencing and geometric morphometrics to unravel the molecular changes in Arabidopsis thaliana, African Lake and Midas cichlids, and lampreys; and morphological changes in sea catfishes, horses, and chicken.


Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow with professors Dr. Andrew Hendry and Dr. Rowan Barrett at McGill University, and I study the molecular basis of adaptation to ionic gradients in freshwater fishes, specifically to low- and high-ion waters of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa River, respectively, in Quebec, Canada.