The barred, calico, and redtail surfperch all caught on the same day along the California central coast. The Amphistichus trifecta!

Broadly speaking I am a fish nerd who is  interested in the processes driving diversification. My dissertation research utilized genomic signals of selection and molecular phylogenetics to better understand adaptation and speciation in surfperches (Embiotocidae).

I am currently a NRC postdoctoral fellow with Drs. Michelle McClure and Krista Nichols at NOAA’s NWFSC where I am working on population genomics in Pacific groundfishes. My work here will help to inform assessment and management efforts for these important fisheries. I completed my PhD in Dr. Giacomo Bernardi’s lab in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at the University of California Santa Cruz.

A link to my CV can be found here.