I have two projects aimed at understanding coral evolution. In collaboration with Dr. Nikki Traylor- Knowles (University of Miami), we are analyzing hundreds to thousands of Pocillopora coral samples collected as part of the Living Ocean Foundation's (LOF) Global Reef Expedition (GRE) in order to better understand the genetic diversity and evolution of this model coral genus. 

Along with Chien-Hsun Chen (Taiwan Ocean Research Institute [TORI]), we are also analyzing corals of the genus Seriatopora from these same LOF GRE research cruises to better understand the evolution and biogeography of this common, widely distributed scleractinian genus.