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 am tracking the distribution and movement of Bd in South America to learn more about how fungal pathogens evolve as they spread.

I’m currently an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Rosenblum Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with 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 the amphibian chytrid fungus, I’ve also worked on genetics of the mushroom genus Marasmius, basidiomycete cell imaging projects, and a range of field studies related to fungal biodiversity and conservation.