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IMG_3429Scientific research is increasingly inter-disciplinary and collaborative, and its a great time to work with colleagues, students and scholars who come from various backgrounds. I describe myself as a naturalist first, and then as a geneticist, and going back to natural history has always informed my approaches to my research.  I am fascinated by the idea of what genetics can tell us about how things work inside and all around us.  My broad interests are in using genetics to illuminate biological processes at various levels – from the cellular to the organismal to the population level.  A major objective of my research program is to use the knowledge generated through research to enable solutions for real world problems – novel tools to fight diseases, to help define practices and models for sustainable agriculture and conservation.

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