A white woman smiling while holding up her hand. There is a salamander wrapped around her pinky.

Hi, I'm Krista

I'm a researcher studying the factors and constraints that influence the evolution of vertebrate morphology.  My research focuses on comparing groups that have evolved similar morphologies, specifically the elongate, limbless body plan most well known in snakes. This shape has evolved in around 50 different lineages in lizards, fish, and amphibians!