Research

Current Research

My research interests focus on microbes and their interactions with hosts at the microscopic and population level. Some of my past and current projects have included:

University of Michigan - Advisor: Dr. King
Transmission and evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria in hospitals.

University of Michigan - Advisor: Dr. Kirschner
Modeling Mycobacterium tuberculosis within-host infection and treatment.

Portland State University - Advisor: Dr. Raghavan
Evolution of pathogenic bacteria as they move from environmental to host niches.

Oregon Health Sciences University - Advisor: Dr. Chen
Oncological prognostic modeling using machine learning techniques.

Washington University School of Medicine - Advisor: Dr. Mitreva
Analyzed differential gene expression of Ivermectin resistant Cooperia punctata in cattle in response to drug treatment.

Portland State University - Advisor: Dr. Ballhorn
Assessed shifts in fitness between Phaseolus lunatus and mycorrhizae in response to light limitation.

Portland State University - Advisor: Dr. Yeh
Analyzed the evolution of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus ssp. and their diversity and abundance in a public transport system.

Portland State University - Advisor: Dr. Buckley
Performed protein expression level analysis of physiological heat shock and bacterial infection response in marine animals.

Oregon Health Sciences University - Advisor: Dr. Danilchik
Analyzed furrow-specific endocytosis during cytokinesis in Xenopus laevis.