I started out my science career as a practical evolutionary biologist working with frogs on islands in the mediterranean sea. There was no good analysis software for my data available at that time. Therefore, in 1994, I started a career as a computational biologist developing software (MIGRATE: https://popgen.sc.fsu.edu) for other biologists to analyze large-scale DNA datasets and compare different evolutionary hypotheses. My interests have centered on the coalescent and how we can use that to infer parameters of population genetic models and also compare them statistically.
1994 PhD Zoology, University of Zurich, Switzerland 1994-2003 Postdoc, Research assistant, Research assistant professor with Joseph Felsenstein, University of Washington, Seattle WA