I am a population biologist interested in phylogeography, molecular systematics, ecology and evolution. My primary focus is on applying population genetic methods to retrace the natural history of fungal populations and species, to identify the origin of invading pathogens and to elucidate the underlying population processes that impact fungal genome architecture, particularly as it relates to gene clustering, function and adaptation. I am also actively developing software tools to facilitate evolutionary and population genetic analyses. I completed my B.S (1992), M.S (1994) and Ph.D (2000) at the University of Toronto. I joined the Department of Plant Pathology at NC State University in 2002.