I combine experimental, mathematical and computational techniques to study questions of evolution. Currently, I am an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Kishony Lab at the Systems Biology Department at Harvard Medical School. I am also a Research Affiliate of the MIT Department of Mathematics. My Erdős number is 2.
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 coming to MIT, I was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois.
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.
The majority of my doctoral work was focused on the inference of networks from high-throughput data. Currently I am working on a number of problems in very-large dataset genomics. For more information, please see the research page.