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I am interested in lots of different stuff, please browse the research links and publications! I don’t run a wet lab, so all these projects involve mathematics, simulations, downloading and analyzing pre-existing data, or all of the above. I try to work on systems where theoretical models can give insights that just wouldn’t be available any other way, and then to link these models to data.
Most of the work in my group these days is connected in some way to evolvability. I am most interested in models that explicitly capture mechanistic constraints, whether from biochemistry, genetics, cellular biology or physiology, and work out their evolutionary consequences.
I am an associate professor in the department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and am a member of Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) in Applied Math, Genetics, and Statistics, the Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology graduate program, and the Biochemistry and Cellular Molecular Biology graduate program. I am also a member of the BIO5 Institute.
- Faculty Bio Page
- Podcast or TV broadcast of public lecture on Evolution
- More technical conference talks on Robustness to gene expression errors and the consequences for evolvability, Feb 2012, and Robustness and evolvability, May 2013
- Radio Interview, The Science Show, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National, March 10 2007
- TV Interview, GrassRoots TV, Aspen CO, Jan 4 2010.
- Article in Tucson Citizen, June 23 2007
- Op Ed in Arizona Daily Star for Darwin’s 200th Birthday, Feb 12 2009
- Articles on our work in UANews, Jan 21, 2011 and Oct 22, 2013
- Profile at the Rhodes Project, 2013
- Blog post on ethics of new Ebola treatments