Starting this fall, I will be starting a research group in the Microbiology department at The Ohio State University! The aim of this group will be to study gene function and regulation in the microbes that colonize us. The lab will have a wet-lab and a dry-lab component, and I am currently recruiting technicians, graduate students, and postdocs.
My current work in the Pollard Lab at the Gladstone Institutes focuses on studying how the human microbiome contributes to health and disease, and why some microbes colonize us and others don’t. Prior to joining Katie’s lab, I did my PhD work with Olga Troyanskaya, Josh Rabinowitz, and David Botstein at Princeton’s Lewis-Sigler Institute, where I focused on the regulation and evolution of microbial metabolism.
PhD in Molecular Biology, 2012
AB in Biology, 2005