Research Assistant
Research Associate
Computational Biology
Laboratory & Collections Manager
Computer Scientist, Genomics

I work in the Institute for Biodiversity Science & Sustainability, Center for Comparative Genomics. I provide computing support for our research projects.

Critical infrastructure support

  • Installing and supporting programs as needed
  • IT liaison
  • User management
  • System management/devops
  • Data and backup
  • Propose, spec, and install new infrastructure

Project support

Laboratory & Collections Manager
in Sao Tome
Associate Curator and Director of the Center for Comparative Genomics
Evolutionary processes, Genomics, Phylogenetics, Hybridization

The Simison lab investigates the processes that generate, maintain, and reduce biodiversity. In particular, we are interested in the process of speciation. We use comparative genomics techniques such as RADseq, Ultra Conserved Elements, transcriptomics, and whole genomes to study the role of admixture and introgression in speciation. We are currently focusing on the globally invasive red eared slider turtle system (Trachemys scripta elegans) native to North America.