I am 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.