Ph.D. Ohio State University

Molecular Genetics

Areas of expertise

molecular evolution; DNA barcoding; phylogenetics; transposable element evolution

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Campus Office

SL 405

Office Phone


Spring 2015 Office Hours

Monday and Wednedsday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
And By Appointment

Mailing Address

Department of Zoology
Weber State University
1415 Edvalson Street
Ogden, UT 84408-2505 USA


My research uses DNA sequence data to understand evolution, adaptation, and diversification. My principle experimental subjects include the model organism, Drosophila, and shore flies (Ephydridae) of Great Salt Lake.

My teaching expertise includes genetics and cell biology and I have developed numerous laboratory exercises that expose students to every modern experimental technique in these disciplines. Students in these courses also regularly read, discuss, and understand current research papers.