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Greetings! I am a postdoc in UCLA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I study the genomics of a hybrid invasion in salamanders as well as environmental factors that may act as resistant elements in landscape genetic models. My dissertation focused on using large-scale genomic datasets to inform difficult conservation problems in the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and tiger salamanders on Long Island, NY (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Previously, I conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History to explain patterns of spatial genetic structuring in yellow anacondas (Eunectes notaeus) from northern Argentina, and at Yale University to understand the divergence time of living coelacanths.

I spend much of my time writing software to analyze large genomic datasets. My open source GitHub repositories are linked in the sidebar to the right for slightly larger projects. Please let me know if you have a question about how to apply one of these tools to your own projects, have a better/faster way of doing something, or are interested in collaborating on a project!

-Evan