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Marsh Life Science Building, Rm 316
- (802) 656-0460
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
- Ph.D., George Washington University, 2004
- Research Associate (2004-present) Smithsonian Institution
Research and/or Creative Works
I’m an evolutionary biologist working on various fronts. My main research applies phylogenetics, and population genetics to address evolutionary questions with a focus on spiders. Current topics include evolution of sociality in spiders, evolutionary biomechanical of spider silk, and a large project on the biogeography of the Caribbean and the role of dispersal in diversification.