I am a Postdoc in the Kawahara Lab at the Florida Museum of Natural History and McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity based in Gainesville, USA.
I study the origin and evolution of tropical insect biodiversity. There is a staggering number of insect species awaiting to be discovered in the tropics. Participating in field expeditions, describing and placing these species in a phylogenetic context is at the heart of my research. I build phylogenetic and phylogenomic trees to understand the evolutionary processes governing biodiversity assemblage over space and time. I am interested in the biogeographical and ecological patterns found in a variety of insect groups, from butterflies to water beetles. Have a look at the different pages on this website to discover what we do in greater details.