- Ph.D. (2012) Integrative Biology, University of Chicago
- S.M. (2009) Organismal Biology, University of Chicago
- M.S. (2007) Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University
- B.S. (2003) Biology, cum laude, Florida Atlantic University
I am broadly interested in how global events, environmental change and ecological interactions affect long-term evolution (macroevolution) in early vertebrates (half of vertebrate history), ray-finned fishes (half of vertebrate diversity) and marine ecosystems through time. I test macroevolutionary hypotheses using methods ranging from "big data" quantitative approaches and mathematical modeling to phylogenetic systematics and morphological description.
Early Vertebrates, Ichthyology
Mass Extinction, Phylogenetics