Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Phone: +41 31 631 30 36
I have a broad interest in evolutionary biology and population genetics. My main areas of interest are the interaction of ecology and population genetics, the theory of speciation, and adaptation to (spatially and/or temporally) changing environments. Coming from a mathematical background, my work is mainly theoretical: I develop and analyze mathematical models of evolutionary processes. I have been working on a variety of topics including the evolution of genetic architecture under disruptive selection, the evolution of assortative mating in sympatry, the maintenance of polymorphism in migration-selection models, coalescent models with non-standard patterns of recombination, and stochastic models for the establishment of new mutations in temporarily or spatially changing environments.
Currently, together with Laurent Excoffier (University of Bern) and Mark Kirkpatrick (UT Austin), I am working on the consequences of range expansions on the establishment of neutral, beneficial, or deleterious mutations. We also plan to use approximate Bayesian computation to study the evolution of inversions in Drosophila melanogaster.
|2011||-||PostDoc research fellow. CMPG lab, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern|
|2010||-||2011||PostDoc at the University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology, fully supported by a grant to Prof. Mark Kirkpatrick|
|2010||-||2010||PostDoc at the University of Vienna, fully supported by a grant to Prof. Reinhard Bürger|
|2007||-||2010||University of Vienna, Ph.D. studies in Mathematics at the University of Vienna, supervised by Prof. Reinhard Bürger|
|2001||-||2006||Studies of Mathematics at the University of Vienna|