To understand and help sustain our biodiverse planet, my lab at the California Academy of Sciences engages in transdisciplinary scienceto seek solutions to challenges from conservation to emerging infectious disease to forest resilience in a changing climate. I work in close collaboration with several groups at the Academy including the MicroLife lab as well as Entomology, the Center for Comparative Genomics and Ornithology and Mammalogy. I have experience ranging from butterfly evolutionary ecology to the metapopulation biology of humans, mosquitoes & the emerging infections pathogens they transmit—the latter in collaboration with my partner and head of the MicroLife lab Dr. Shannon Bennett. I also conduct basic research on insect genomics including Heliconius butterflies and Hawaiian insects including invasive Aedes mosquitoes.

Several of my recent projects are here:

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