Research/Areas of Interest: Our research seeks to understand the causes and consequences of variation in the cellular mechanisms that govern DNA inheritance: genetic recombination, chromosome segregation, and de novo mutation. We combine wet-bench and computational approaches in multiple mammalian model systems to investigate variation in two recombination mechanisms, crossing-over and gene conversion. Over the next several years, we will be working at the leading edge of genomics, evolutionary genetics, and cytogenetics to advance our understanding of recombination rate variation from diverse biological perspectives.

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States, 2010
  • BA, Cornell University, United States, 2005