My research interests are in mathematical and statistical problems of phylogenetics. I obtained a PhD from the University of Tasmania, where I compared the algebraic and probabilistic properties of tree and network Markov models of evolution. I then completed a postdoc at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where I developed statistical tests for the multispecies coalescent model of incomplete lineage sorting, which models discordance between gene trees. I was a codeveloper of the R package MSCquartets, which allows users to test species trees under the multispecies coalescent model. I am currently a postdoc at Institut Pasteur, where I am researching the transfer bootstrap expectation and a metric for phylogenetic trees. My goals are to develop a hypothesis test based on the transfer bootstrap expectation, generalize the transfer bootstrap expectation from bootstrap trees to gene trees and develop a metric for phylogenetic trees based on the transfer index.
Renewing Felsenstein’s phylogenetic bootstrap.
We published in Nature in 2018 a renewed version of the phylogenetic bootstrap, which was proposed by Joseph Felsenstein more than 30 years ago. This method, based on resampling and replications, is used extensively […]
- 2019-: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institut Pasteur
- 2018: Lecturer, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 2017-2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 2011-2016: Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics), University of Tasmania