Thanks for stopping in. I’m an assistant prof in the biology dept at Western. My team and I study genome and molecular evolution, and are particularly interested in organelle genomes, genetic diversity, and microbial eukaryotes. We also do a lot of popular science writing and communication work. Check out the Research, Papers, Essays, and News for more details.
- I’m instructing in various genetics courses. Here’s an up-to-date list.
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- Read our undergraduate pop-sci articles at Hipademic.
- My GoogleScholar profile, if you like that sort of thing.
- Track me down: Here’s my contact info.
- Selected media coverage.
Take it easy ~David