I am interested in the interactions between symbiotic or pathogenic microbes and their hosts. I currently have a joint appointment in the Sharpton and Bartholomew Labs. I am leading the development of a gut microbiome core facility in the Sharpton Lab. This facility serves research programs across the nation by applying cutting-edge DNA sequencing and data analytic approaches to discern the biodiversity and composition of gut microbe samples produced as part of an experiment. In the Bartholomew Lab, I utilize molecular biology techniques to study the myxozoan parasites that affect the health of salmonid populations.
Ph.D. Biology, Texas A&M University