I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of
Microbiology & Plant Pathology
at the University of
California, Riverside advised by Dr. Jason Stajich.

Dissertation research

For my dissertation with Dr. Jonathan Eisen at the University of California, Davis, I investigated the taxonomic diversity of seagrass-associated bacteria (aka the seagrass microbiome) and fungi (aka the seagrass mycobiome).

Seagrass image

Recent publications

Global biogeography of the eelgrass mycobiome

Our new paper "Global diversity and biogeography of the Zostera marina mycobiome" is now accepted in AEM.

Fungi isolated from Zostera marina

Our culture-depdendent effort "Fungi, bacteria and oomycota opportunistically isolated from the seagrass, Zostera marina" is now out in PLoS One.

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