My name is Walker, but most people call me Will for some reason. Here is my CV.

My research interests include animal phylogeny, models of genome evolution, and Bayesian phylogenetics methods using MCMC. I am currently a postdoc in Tracy Heath’s lab at Iowa State University, where in 2014 I also received my PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology studying animal mtDNA with Dennis Lavrov. In between, I spent some time as a postdoc with Nicolas Lartillot at the Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive in Lyon, France.

I am also a musician and a piano tuner.