My research focuses, broadly, on relationships between humans and their environments. Areas of interest include questions of diet and health; cultural and biological adaptations; genetic disorders such as Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1); effects of environmental factors (e.g., climate, burial deposit chemistry, vegetative cover, animal and insect activity, etc.) on the preservation of bones, plant remains, and the molecules within them; and the comparative utility of various field and laboratory techniques to produce informative archaeological, nutritional, and forensic data.

Conducting ancient DNA research in the clean lab.

Please see my CV for a comprehensive list of talks, publications, and professional activities. Copies of recent conference posters and video presentations can be found at