I’m an evolutionary paleobiologist and evolutionary developmental biologist interested in macroevolutionary trends across the history of life.

Research Interests


I am a Lecturer and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Schools of Biological Sciences and Ocean and Earth Sciences at The University of Southampton. I completed my PhD in Paleontology from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California in 2018, and completed post-doctoral appointments and fellowships at Baylor University, UCL, and the Natural History Museum. I am interested in the evolution of animal body plans, morphology and developmental processes. My lab combines data and approaches from palaeobiology, molecular biology, developmental biology and functional genomics to understand both patterns and mechanisms underlying the origin of biodiversity on the planet today. Its an exciting time in my group, and I am actively building my group, so if you are interested in being a part of an interdisciplinary team seeking to understand evolution, the please don’t hesitate to reach out!


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