Using vertebrate appendages as an evolutionary study system, I seek to characterize the developmental genetic mechanisms that control the generation of form and understand how these mechanisms both limit and potentiate evolutionary change. I leverage cutting-edge functional genetic tools in established model systems along with -omics approaches in emerging model species and evolutionary case studies to identify genetic changes that underlie morphological variation.

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Updated: 2022