I am a physicist who studies microbiome ecology.
Since Fall 2020 I have been working with David Sivak at Simon Fraser University as a Banting and PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow. In June 2020 I received my PhD in physics from UC Santa Barbara working with Jean Carlson as part of the Complex Systems group. During Summer 2020 I worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Will Ludington at the Carnegie Institute for Science.
My research is inspired by “medicine for the microbiome.”
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is one example of “medicine of the microbiome” that can permanently alter a person’s microbiome state (curing C. difficile infection in the process). I develop ecological theory that explains the mechanism of action of bacteriotherapies like FMT, using mathematical models of the microbiome that are characterized and guided by well-controlled experimental model systems. To learn more, visit my research page.
Here is my CV.
For a list of my publications, refer to my Google Scholar page.