I am a Ph.D. candidate in Integrative Genetics &
at the University of California, Davis
advised by Dr. Jonathan Eisen.

Dissertation research

I am investigating the taxonomic and functional diversity of seagrass-associated fungi (aka the seagrass mycobiome) locally (Bodega Bay, CA), globally, and between different seagrass species.

Seagrass image

Recent publications

Three Incredible Tales of Microbial Symbiosis

Our recent science communication article, "Even Superheroes Need Help Sometimes: Three Incredible Tales of Microbial Symbiosis", is now available. Frontiers for Young Minds is an awesome journal for kids, reviewed by kids.

Ammonification in seagrass sediments

In our paper, "Microbiome succession during ammonification in eelgrass bed sediments", we observed microbial community succession related to sulfur cycling, but could find no correlation between the community and rates of ammonification.

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