I’m a biologist interested the evolutionary ecology of fungi.
My research focuses on chytridiomycosis – a spreading amphibian disease caused by the chytrid fungus Bd. I’m tracking the distribution and movement of Bd in the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil to understand how fungal pathogens evolve and spread.
I’m currently an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Rosenblum Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. We are in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and an affiliate of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.
Before this I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology working in the James Lab at the University of Michigan, my M.S. in Biology with the Desjardin Lab at San Francisco State University, and my B.S. in Biology from Oregon State University.
In addition my research on amphibian chytridiomycosis, I’ve also worked on genetics of the mushroom genus Marasmius, Basidiomycete cell imaging, and a range of field projects related to fungal biodiversity and conservation.