Please note, I joined the Sanger Institute as a group leader in November 2014.
My group is using GWAS (genome wide association studies) to explore the genetic basis of a variety of phenotypes relating to vector biology with a focus on the genetic basis of mosquito susceptibility to human malaria. We are also exploring the intersection of mating/sex and immunity in mosquitoes. Our research is funded by the MRC.
This link to PubMed lists my publications.
My interests include anything related to evolutionary genetics, population genetics/genomics, anopheles, plasmodium, sexual conflict, sexual selection, host-parasite antagonistic coevolution, genetic conflict, evolvability, drosophila, cephalopods & nepenthes.
University of Michigan: Undergraduate in Biology with High Honors
University of California at Davis: PhD in Population Biology with David Begun
University College London: Postdoc with Tracey Chapman
Imperial College London: Postdoc with Fotis Kafatos and George Christophides
MRC Career Development Research Fellow (2012-2016)
et al., 2015, Extensive introgression in a malaria vector species complex revealed by phylogenomics, Science, Vol:347, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1258524-1258524
et al., 2014, Genetic Dissection of Anopheles gambiae Gut Epithelial Responses to Serratia marcescens, Plos Pathogens, Vol:10, ISSN:1553-7366, Pages:e1003897-e1003897
et al., 2011, Adaptive divergence between incipient species of Anopheles gambiae increases resistance to Plasmodium, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:108, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:244-249
et al., 2010, A mating plug protein reduces early female remating in Drosophila melanogaster., J Insect Physiol, Vol:56, ISSN:0022-1910, Pages:107-113
et al., 2010, Widespread Divergence Between Incipient Anopheles gambiae Species Revealed by Whole Genome Sequences, Science, Vol:330, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:512-514