Ph.D in Biological Sciences
Ilana Brito Lab
Adam Martiny Lab
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Irvine
I am currently a postdoctoral associate with Dr. Ilana Brito at Cornell University. My background emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing biological problems from modeling to bioinformatics. I am generally interested in the ecology and evolution of mobile elements in the human microbiome, especially their role in the spread of antibiotic resistance.
I received my PhD with Dr. Adam Martiny investigating biogeography and the adaptive variation of marine bacteria in response to environmental change. At UC-Irvine I investigated the genome content of Prochlorococcus, the diversity of Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus across latitudinal gradients, and adaptation of a marine Roseobacter to high temperature.