I study the maintenance of genetic variation within populations, and the ecological consequences of this variation. In particular, I am focusing on the maintenance of variation in immune function, and diet, in relation to parasite and prey communities.

Awards and Achievements

  • David Starr Jordan Prize ( 2015)
  • Dobzhansky Prize, Society for the Study of Evolution ( 2005)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Naturalists ( 2005)
  • George Mercer Award, Ecological Society of America Distinguished Young Alumni Award, University of California at Davis ( 2010)
  • HHMI Early Career Scientist ( 2009-2015)
  • O'Donnell Award from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology