I research microbial dynamics of human-mediated ecosystems. I’m interested in the microbes of the built environment and the human microbiome at the intersection of human health. I use high throughput sequencing technology, immunological biomarkers, and multivariate modeling to address my research questions. I am currently collaborating with the Shuar Health and Life History Project which investigates the effects of market-integration on indigenous health in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
I am currently a PhD student with the Department of Anthropology with interdisciplinary ties to the Institute of Ecology and Evolution.
BA, Biology, Macalester College (2009)
MSc, Biological Anthropology, University of Oregon (2014)
Computer Programming (Qiime, Python)
Microbiology Laboratory Techniques