PhD., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
I am interested in environmental microbiology and microbial ecology. My research focuses on microorganisms and microbial communities involved in bioenergy and bioremediation applications. I use metabolomics and sequencing based approaches to investigate host microbial community recruitment, community dynamics, and metabolite exchange in algal-bacterial and plant fungal-bacterial interactions.