I am a biologist interested in the ecological processes that facilitate
the invasion and establishment of microbes in a new environment. In particular,
some of my work revolves around the interplay of diet and gut pathogens. More
broadly, my scientific research
leverages high-throughput experiments and machine learning to illustrate
how ecosystem structure influences ecosystem functions such as community
productivity, community assembly, and colonization resistance. I received
my PhD in Computational
Biology and Bioinformatics from Duke University in the
Lawrence David lab.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the
Robert Britton lab
at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.