I am an Assistant Professor (Research) at the Department of Biology/Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM) from Temple University. My academic and professional interests are avian ecophysiology and evolutionary biology. My research has focused on understanding the evolution of haemosporidian parasites and their hosts, especially birds. I am applying phylogenetic and molecular clock methods to understand host switches and the radiation of avian haemosporidian parasite groups. I am also interested in the rate and mode of evolution of the mitochondrial genome in birds and their haemosporidian parasites.