Genomics

Genomics

Our research goal is to help develop a macroevolutionary theory of genome biology by integrating data across disciplines. There is much work to be done and the answers we discover will address emerging theories about how and why the animal genome evolved.

Phylogeny

Phylogeny

Comparison is fundamental to biological research, dating to Aristotle, advanced by Whewell and Darwin, and matured with modern computational modelling. We take a small part in this legacy by using and developing phylogenetic comparative methods.

Macroevolution

Macroevolution

The biology we see today has unfolded over billions of years. Large-scale evolutionary questions have traditionally been the purview of paleontology, but we apply computational approaches to address macroevolutionary hypotheses across fields of biology.

Pedagogy

Pedagogy

“It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it.” - Richard Feynman. Engaging students with demonstrations and narratives, while maintaining rigor, made Feynman a great teacher, and is an approach we try to emulate.