St John’s College made a movie to explain the fellowship I currently hold. They featured me in it:
Our new paper on how old alleles, often derived from hybridization, importantly contribute to rapid speciation and adaptive radiation is out in Trends in Ecology and Evolution! I am shared first author with David A Marques and Ole Seehausen is last author. Thanks to David and Ole for pulling this manuscript through the good and … More Combinatorial view on speciation
In a study led by Sara Lipshutz, we investigated a hybrid zone of Jacana species in Panama. We found adaptive introgression of a female-competitive trait in these sex-role reverse species. Congratulations to Sara for this great piece of work!
Since October 2018, I am now in Cambridge. I have settled in well and am enjoying the scientifically excellent and friendly environment at the Department of Zoology. The group of Chris Jiggins is a lot of fun. I have started two research projects on the genomics of adaptation and speciation in Heliconius butterflies. One on … More Working on Heliconius butterflies
I am very happy to announce that on 1 October I will start a St John’s College research fellowship at University of Cambridge! I will work with Chris Jiggins on Heliconius butterflies and also develop my own study system.
My newest Nat Comm paper showing that the Lake Victoria region cichlids evolved from a hybrid swarm. … More Ancient hybridization fueled rapid cichlid adaptive radiations
Through collaboration with David Marques, I also study sticklebacks. Here an example, published in Plos Genetics in 2016 … More Genomics of Rapid Incipient Speciation in Sympatric Threespine Stickleback