Research Focus

My research is primarily focused on evolutionary genetics of reproductive isolation (the building-up of divergence across the genome during the speciation process). In particular, I’m interested in understanding: the role of chromosomal rearrangements in speciation (chromosomal speciation); the mechanisms of adaptation and ecological speciation through the study of parallel evolutionary events; and the role of phenotypic plasticity in diversification; using both theoretical and empirical data. My main goal is to inspire an open and creative environment within my students and colleagues for pursuing the answers in relevant topics within the field of evolutionary biology.