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I am broadly interested in understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying the evolution of behaviors, and have thus far used African cichlid fish as a model to identify the genetic basis for behavioral diversification between species. By harnessing the genetic structure of repeated natural populations undergoing distinct evolutionary selection regimes, we can identify genes that contribute to adaptive behaviors. Additionally, I am interested in the evolutionary dynamics of sex chromosome evolution and genetic basis of diversity in sexually polymorphic characters, including morphology and behavior.