I’m a biologist interested the evolutionary ecology of fungi.
Most of 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 Brazilian Atlantic Forest to understand how this fungal pathogen evolves and spreads.
I’m currently a doctoral candidate advised by Timothy James in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Michigan. I earned my M.S. in Biology from 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.