I’m currently a doctoral student with Hildegard Uecker, working on mathematical models of the population genetics of bacterial plasmids, particularly the evolutionary implications of multicopy plasmids carrying distinct alleles. A motivating example is the contribution of multicopy plasmids to the evolution of multiple-drug resistance, for which I have developed a stochastic evolutionary rescue model. You can find an overview of some of my work so far in a graphical abstract and a poster I made for internal conferences.
My general research interests are in applications of mathematics, particularly probabilistic and stochastic models, to problems in ecology and evolution. I previously did an MSc with Tom Sherratt working on models of optimal predator behaviour under uncertainty.
Mathematical Models of Evolutionary Rescue (June 2023)
Rescue of bacterial populations by plasmid-mediated heterozygosity
Modelling Resistance Evolution — Theoretical Methodology Symposium (April 2023)
Evolution of multidrug resistance from plasmid-mediated heterozygosity
Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution 2022
Plasmid-mediated heterozygosity, multidrug resistance, and evolutionary rescue in bacteria
Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution 2019
Run Away! Optimal Predator Responses to Startle Displays
Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology Symposium 2019
Run Away! The Adaptive Advantage of Being Startled
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Meeting 2018
Too Close for Comfort: Modelling Predator Generalization of Prey Palatability
Wild Animal Model Biennial Meeting 2017
IGEs and Voluntary Wheel Running in Mice