I am a student in the Committee on Microbiology who joined Joy’s lab in the fall of 2018. I am interested in interspecific interactions in bacterial communities; more specifically, how properties describing the interaction networks of a community might affect the emergent properties of the community (e.g., stability, structure, or diversity). I am currently developing model bacterial communities with which I will investigate this topic.
I am a Biological Sciences major in the college, planning on studying ecology and evolution. My primary interest is how co-infection affects pathogen performance, and the genetic architecture that underlies these traits. To this end, I am assisting in the Genomics of Pathogen-Pathogen Interactions During Co-infection project, specifically in the development of high-throughput phenotype scoring using luciferase and other methods. After elucidating candidate alleles through GWAS, I will study the molecular evolution of co-infection in our phenotypically diverse set of pathogens using a mix of computational and experimental methods.
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