I am an Assistant Professor at UC Merced in the School of Natural Sciences. Before that I was a postdoc in the Center of Theoretical and Evolutionary Genomics in Rasmus Nielsen's lab at UC Berkeley . My Ph.D work in Population Genetics was supervised by Rick Durrett and Carlos Bustamante in the Center for Applied Mathematics, at Cornell University .

My current research interests involve detecting and characterizing natural selection in human populations, estimating human demographic histories and improving methods for the analysis of next generation sequencing data. For more details and a list of publications, please see my research section.