I am broadly interested in investigating the causes and consequences of microbiome variation in wild and domestic mammals. My research incorporates field work, laboratory work, and robust computational and statistical tools to analyze large -omics datasets.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Davis, working with Dr. Jonathan Eisen. My project will focus on the evolution and function of scent gland microbiomes across the Felidae phylogeny. I also collaborate with AnimalBiome (Oakland, CA) to analyze large fecal microbiome datasets of domestic cats.
My doctoral work identified the socioecological predictors of microbiome variation in wild African mammals, and elucidated potential functional contributions of microbiomes to host behavior and physiology.
I am experienced with all parts of research, from study design and sampling, to laboratory work, to analysis, writing, and publication. Interested in microbiome biotech industry positions where I can lead research projects and be involved in multiple aspects of research, particularly with bioinformatics / statistics/ data visualization.