Research/Areas of Interest:

molecular microbiology; microbial ecology; bacteria; bacteriophage


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Life Sciences - Microbiology, Northwestern University, United States, 2018
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 2012


I am a microbiologist working across departments and universities to advance research, education, and outreach. My primary research interests are bacteriophages of marine and soil bacteria. My interests span from the basic biology of phage-host interactions, to putative phage therapies, to phages as a teaching tool in undergraduate course-based research projects.