Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University

My lab is broadly interested in the evolution of sociality in protists. We are developing model systems to look at the commonalities among the various social protists, which represent one of the greatest examples of convergent evolution known to date. These protists are capable of working with one another to form a complex body made of thousands of individual cells. This is one of the simplest and most striking examples of emergent behavior.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Arkansas, PhD Biology