Our infection histories have a large effect on our susceptibility to disease throughout our lives. I am interested in building predictive models that incorporate these effects in order to better understand how influenza might impact different populations. Additionally, I also am interested in linking these population-level effects to micro-scale mechanisms by examining the ecological landscape of the adaptive immune system.
Prior to joining the Cobey Lab, I completed my PhD in the Microbiology Graduate Program at MIT. There, I studied the role of horizontal gene transfer in creating ecologically cohesive microbial populations with Martin Polz.
In my spare time, I enjoy making music, baking bread, and trying my hardest to identify the mushrooms I encounter on my walk to work.