"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others" - Jonathan Swift
I am an NIH T32 Hematology Training Fellow at the University of Utah in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics with Dr. Nathan Clark.
Previously: I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology (PRFB: Broadening Participation) at Oregon State University with Dr. Felipe Barreto (2017 - 2020). I was also a Maytag Fellow in the lab of Dr. Kevin McCracken at the University of Miami (2012-2017)
I am an integrative biologist who strives to connect evolution, genetics, and physiology, using both wet-lab and dry-lab techniques.
Part of my passion has been in scientific outreach and engagement, because science is for everyone!
Generally, I'm interested in the ways selection shapes genetic variation across the genome, and the
level of predictability associated with the underlying mechanisms to adaptation.
Specifically, I am interested in the organismal response and underlying adaptations to extreme environmental conditions,
especially in low-oxygen situations (aquatic or terrestrial).