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

Grasses may alter wildflower microbiomes

Our paper, "Invasive Grass Dominance over Native Forbs Is Linked to Shifts in the Bacterial Rhizosphere Microbiome", is now published.

Improved genome for Glassy-winged Sharpshooter

Our manuscript decribing our genome improvement efforts, " Improved draft reference genome for the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis), a vector for Pierce’s disease" is now out in G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics.

Global biogeography of the eelgrass mycobiome

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

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