I’m an integrative biologist interested the ecology and evolution of novel pathogens.

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California State University, East Bay. My research focuses on an expanding amphibian disease caused by the chytrid fungus Bd. I use genetic sequences of Bd collected from the wild to learn about how new diseases adapt as they spread.

I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan working in Dr. Tim James’ Lab. After my Ph.D., I completed my postdoctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Bree Rosenblum’s Lab, and then at the University of California, Davis as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Brian Todd’s Lab.

In addition to my research on amphibian chytrid disease, I’ve also worked on population genomics of the Western pond turtle – Actinemys marmorata, evolutionary genetics of the mushroom genus Marasmius, cell imaging projects using fluorescence microscopy/TEM, and a wide range of field studies related to biodiversity and conservation. More details are available on my CV Page

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