Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others - Jonathan Swift
I am an NSF PRFB Fellow
in the lab of Dr. Felipe Barreto
at Oregon State University in the
Department of Integrative Biology
Generally, I'm interested in the ways selection shapes genetic variation across the genome, and the level of predictability associated with evolution in "selecting" the underlying mechanisms to adaptation (especially under extreme conditions/environments).
Specifically, I am interested in the organismal response and adaptations to low-oxygen environments, especially at the level of transcription factors and other gene regulatory elements (miRNAs, etc).
My goal is to be an a true integrative biologist by connecting evolution, genetics, physiology, and development.
Part of my passion has been in scientific outreach and engagement, because science is for everyone! As per my NSF Fellowship, I will be involving myself with the LSAMP & OR-AMP at OSU, and coordinating activities through the Integrative Biology Department and the Center for Genome Research Biocomputing (CBRG).