In my lab we are interested in the how development, selection, and natural history interact.

My past research has focused on how reproductive potential, shaped by age and diet, influences mate choice.

My current research is examining the role of the maintenance methyltransferase, DNMT1, in germ cell development and fertility in the large milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus.

My research is highly collaborative and I have worked closely with Dr. Allen J. Moore across my career. My current research is also in collaboration with Dr. Bob Schmitz in the Department of Genetics.

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To meet the awesome team I work with, please see the people of the Moore labs. To learn more about current research, please see my research page. I also am very engaged in teaching. For more information about my teaching philosophy, the courses I teach, and the learning strategies I employ, please see my teaching page.