Welcome to my home on the web

On this site you will find whatever it is that I end up putting here. Be sure to stare at the above interactive banner for a while, and try clicking on it.

About Me

Picture of me right after my graduation from the University of Oregon in 2009.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California Santa Cruz. I am doing my research in Ed Green's lab on Crocodilian genomics. Basically I get to work on assembling the genome of the American Alligator, Saltwater Crocodile, and Gharial. I am also working on figuring out how the sex determination system of Alligators works. Alligators have a temperature-sensitive sex determination system, the early stages of which are not well understood. Along with several collaborators, I am utilizing modern tecnhologies to shed some light on this problem.

About the banner

I made the banner that appears at the top of my site using processing.js. The mass of the bubles fluctuates along with their size so the collisions result in varying speeds. Also due to an imperfection in the collision detection, they sometimes get stuck together which can result in some fun to watch effects (which is why I haven't tried to fix it).