PhD Student, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
BS, University of Vermont
As an undergraduate at The University of Vermont, I studied plant biology where I conducted various research projects ranging from plant physiology to fungal taxonomy.
Since graduating I worked with the United States National Arboretum (USNA) and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. With the Smithsonian I worked on projects utilizing high-throughput (NextGen) sequencing to resolve the phylogeny in a clade of North American heterosporous aquatic lycophytes (Isoëtes), as well as using Fluidigm’s novel microfluidic technologies to amplify a large number of loci in a few taxa of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae).
In the Friedman Lab, I plan to delve into research focusing on morphological development and diversification in a phylogenetic context.