My research broadly concerns microbial evolution, at the intersection of experimental, theoretical and computational techniques. Antibiotic resistance, in addition to being one of the defining public health threats of our time, provides an excellent system for studying evolution. Computationally, I study the application of algorithmic and information-theoretic techniques to gain insight from large and noisy biological datasets.
I was graduate student in Mathematical and Computational Biology at the Mathematics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My advisor was Bonnie Berger, and I collaborated with the Perrimon Lab at Harvard Medical School, which studies signaling pathways and development in Drosophila. I was a Hertz and NDSEG Fellow. Before this I was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois.