I am interested in the major evolutionary transformations within squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes), with a focus on both living and extinct species; some of the main topics I have been investigating involve the origin of snakes and that of mosasaurs. Other areas of interest include Phylogenetics, Systematics, Comparative Anatomy, and Zoology.
Graduate Scholarship in Palaeontology, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta, 2014
Alberta Innovates Scholarship, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, 2010-2013
Bolton Award, Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 2013
Teaching award, University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2011