- Department of Science and Education, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, United States of America
- Macroevolution, Phylogenetics / Phylogenomics, Phylogeography & Biogeography, Species interactions
Educational and work
EDUCATION (2003 - 2007) Ph.D. – Harvard University Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Dissertation project on the evolution and diversification of ants. Advisors: Drs. Naomi E. Pierce and Edward O. Wilson. (2000 - 2003) M.Sc. – San Francisco State University / California Academy of Sciences Biology, Ecology and Systematics. Master’s thesis project on the molecular phylogeny of Dracula ants. Advisors: Drs. Greg S. Spicer and Brian L. Fisher. (1996 - 2000) B.S. – San Francisco State University Biology, Zoology concentration, Entomology emphasis. POSITIONS (2014 - Present) Associate Curator/Professor (tenured), Field Museum of Natural History Department of Science and Education, Chicago, IL. (2008 - 2014) Assistant Curator/Professor (tenure-track), Field Museum of Natural History Department of Science and Education, Chicago, IL. (2008 - Present) Faculty Member & Lecturer, University of Chicago Committee on Evolutionary Biology & Biological Sciences Division, Chicago, IL. (2007 - 2008) Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley Integrative Biology / Environmental Science, Policy & Management Departments.