Principal Investigator


My interests lie in the intersection of Anthropology, Ecology and Evolutionary biology. I currently had an active research program using genomic data from museum specimens and paleo- and bio- archaeological materials to answer questions about the distribution of species in space and time, including projects on the genomics of subfossil crocodiles, sacred crocodile mummies and ancient Egyptian taxonomy. I have worked with these and other archived specimens for over twenty years and from museums around the world. These collections allow us to “time travel” in order to better understand genomic responses over time and to predict resilience under anthropogenic change.