Welcome!

I 1237309_10153181586135627_607858917_oam a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago. I am advised by Dr. Corrie Moreau, currently a Professor at Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, I graduated from Yale University in 2014 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

For my dissertation I am investigating the role of viral and bacterial microbes in ants using an integrative approach to explore the factors that structure microbial communities through comparative genomics, NGS techniques, and evolutionary analyses.

                       

Header photo of Pharaoh Ants by Alex Wild: http://www.alexanderwild.com/