I am a quantitative geneticist that addresses fundamental and unresolved questions in evolutionary biology. My research aims to understand evolutionary limits by studying the mechanisms that may cause them. I am particularly interested in how genetic correlations among traits, genetic correlations among the sexes, and patterns of selection all interact to potentially constrain trait evolution. My empirical research uses Drosophila to address these questions, employingclassical quantitative genetic approaches, artificial selection experiments, and genome wide-association studies. I also use simulations and develop new statistical methods in evolutionary contexts.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Before I started at U of T, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Florida State University, working with David Houle and with Thomas F. Hansen (University of Oslo). I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland in Australia with Mark Blows, and my M.Sc at the University of Ottawa in Canada with Howard Rundle.