I am an evolutionary biologist at Marquette University in Wisconsin. My research examines the evolutionary processes that generate biological diversity. In particular, I use genetic data to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of geckos and other lizards. This work has led me around the globe to study geckos in their natural habitats - from the Peruvian Andes to the deserts of Namibia. My interest in dwarf geckos began when I was a PhD student and continues to the present. I have published several papers investigating dwarf gecko evolution and biology. However, there is still much to learn from these tiny creatures! I am eager to continue investigating the evolutionary strategies that have made dwarf geckos so diverse and successful.