I am an experimental biologist and my work explores major questions in evolution and quantitative genetics.
I’m currently a postdoc in Matt Rockman’s lab at New York University, where I work with the nematode worm C. elegans and related Caenorhabditis species. I investigate how natural genetic variation contributes to phenotypic variation, including how cryptic alleles in embryogenesis depend on genetic background. I am also interested in how the environment influences trait expression and imposes selection in natural populations. My work in D. melanogaster examined changes in allele frequency across environments to identify a highly pleiotropic amino acid polymorphism that likely reflects adaptation to local climate.