I am an integrative microbial ecologist with training in microbial ecology, evolutionary biology, mycology, and genomics. I am an Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Genomics in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the BIO5 Institute. I completed a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia and my PhD in Plant Pathology from University of Arizona’s School of Plant Sciences.
- Ecosystem Genomics
- Microbial Ecology
- Fungal genomics
- Plant ecology and evolution
Our Environmental Bioinformatics program is committed to open science! Developing bioinformatics tools and supporting community data resources, our projects enable large-scale "–omics" analyses at all levels of computational-ability. With large-scale data-sets, high-throughput computing, and big data analytics, we leverage technology to answer questions related to the relationship between microbes, their hosts, and the environment.