Tiny living communities are the glue that bind my projects together. Bacteria and fungi are found abundantly in nature, often forming finely-tuned complexes of co-habitation. My research tries to understand the relationship between microbes, host, and environment.
Dr. Anthony Amend guides and enables my current research pushing me to the far reaches of terrestrial microbes across the Pacific.
I hold a Masters of Science in Plant Biology from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Kirk Broders taught me the art of culturing fungi and how to transform mycelium into molecular data.
Professor emeritus Greg Boland started me down this path of microbes and hosts. A wise mentor, Dr. Boland's advice continues to guide my research today.
No research is isolate from the countless efforts made the investigator's community. My work is a tribute to you.