I study social insect behavior, developmental plasticity, and gene regulation. I use molecular biology and bioinformatics tools, and work with genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic data. My research projects focus on the 1) the influence of intragenomic conflicts in honey bee (Apis mellifera) behavior and development, and 2) the gene regulatory mechanisms driving parent-of-origin allele-specific transcription (genomic imprinting) in social insects. I am currently working on my dissertation research at the Pennsylvania State University with Christina Grozinger, Michael Axtell, Shaun Mahony, Heather Hines, and Amro Zayed (York University - Toronto, Canada). I also write bioinformatics software and mentor undergraduate students in data analysis, molecular biology, and honey bee husbandry. See my CV for more details.