Adam Martiny Lab
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Irvine
I am currently a graduate student with Dr. Adam Martiny. My background emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing biological problems. I am generally interested in the ecology and evolution of bacteria with my dissertation research focused on marine bacteria.
I am curious about how the environment has shaped their genes and their distribution on this planet. Most of my research uses reconstructions of evolutionary history from DNA (phylogenies) to inform how we understand their present diversity and distribution globally. Or I take a bottom up approach and jump into lab to experimentally evolve my own bacteria!