Welcome! I am a Zuckerman STEM postdoctoral fellow in the labs of Yael Lubin and Michal Segoli at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. I received a B.S. in biology and community health at Tufts University, working on butterfly visual signals and behaviour in Sara Lewis’ lab. My PhD was conducted in the labs of Maydianne Andrade and Andrew Mason at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where I studied invasion success in widow spiders.
My research: I study ecology, evolution, and behaviour related to invasiveness, with a particular interest in spiders and insects. Using genomic tools, I study how the process of biological invasion affects genetic diversity and adaptation to new habitats. After invasion, I am interested in assessing the ecological impact of species as they spread. See Research for more details.