Joined the Lab: April 2013
- B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
Research Summary: I am a graduate student in the Microbiology Graduate Program at MIT. I am interested in pathogenic microbes and understanding how these organisms can evolve to survive in new environments and cause disease. My research utilizes experimental evolution in combination with next-generation sequencing to understand the mechanisms that allow influenza A virus to adapt to a novel host.
About Me: I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and anything else that gets me outside.