Barb joined the lab in 2013. She is an evolutionary biologist interested in phylogenetics and trait evolution. Her research has included developing several R packages that interact with biological APIs (iPlant and EOL), a new phylogenetic comparative method using approximate Bayesian computation, and several frog and fish empirical diversification projects. It has included amassing novel morphological datasets, molecular sequencing, histology, high-performance computing, programming in R, and application of modern phylogenetic and comparative methods. She is excited to be part of a herp lab again and learning how to handle next-gen sequencing data.
2012–2013 Research Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
2010–2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
2005–2010 Ph.D. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
2003–2005 M.S. The University of Missouri-Rolla, MO.
1997–2002 B.S. The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.