Department of Biological Chemistry
3301 MSRB III
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0600
Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from University of Michigan, 2015
B.S. in Biology from Ohio Northern University, 2009
Heterogeneity within a bacterial population arises from myriad sources and can be beneficial to species by ensuring that as environmental conditions rapidly change, subsets of the population are able to quickly adapt to and thrive in the new conditions. These conditions can include stressors such as antibiotics or nutrient limitation, or simply shifts from one nutrient source to another. My primary interests are in the mechanisms by which heterogeneity is generated within populations. To understand these mechanisms, I study gene regulation, chromosome organization, and how conflict between central dogma processes influences how bacteria respond to a fluctuating environment.
2015 – 2016: Postdoctoral research scientist
Simmons Lab - University of Michigan
2016 – 2021: Postdoctoral research scientist
Wang Lab - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Please see my Google Scholar profile for a list of my publications.
Fellowships and awards
NIH Genetics Training Program (T32 GM007544)