My lab is an undergraduate-centered research group that primarily uses reptiles as model organisms. We focus on the mechanisms of predator-prey interactions across multiple levels of biological organization, from individual muscle anatomy to large scale ecological questions. We combine the principles of functional morphology, behavior, physiology, and ecology to better understand how animals work. Our research approaches combine low-tech equipment with high-tech systems. When our experiments use multiple approaches, broader implications and inferences can be made.
I prepare future scientists for professional fields of all types through rigorous training, experimentation, and full immersion into science.