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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 toxic chemicals that may act as resistant elements in landscape genetic models. 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 sarcopterygian fish (coelacanths and lungfish).

I spend much of my time writing software to analyze large genomic datasets. On the blog page I periodically post code snippets that I’ve either written or found elsewhere that address tricky problems I often need to solve. My open source GitHub repositories are listed in the sidebar to the right for slightly larger projects. 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 then please let me know!

-Evan