Global change, infectious disease, genomics, bioinformatics
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of novel stressors, including emerging infectious diseases and rapid environmental changes. One of the foremost questions in eco- evolutionary biology is “When and how does biodiversity persist in the face of such disturbances?” Research in my lab focuses on 1) the ability of populations and communities of micro- and macroorganisms to recover from disturbance by novel stressors, 2) The mechanisms that allow organisms to become more resilient to stressors over the course of their life and 3) the potential for biodiversity at all levels (genes to functional groups) to buffer stressors. We seek to answer these questions using genetic and genomic tools across a range of systems, mostly in the marine environment.
- Ph.D.: Northeastern University
- BA: Wesleyan University