About me

I am a mycologist, evolutionary biologist and genome scientist. I integrate molecular, manipulative, and computational experiments to investigate the causes and consequences of structural variation in genomes. I am particularly interested in understanding the role of structural variation in facilitating and constraining species interactions. I work with taxonomically diverse fungi, mostly plant pathogens and endophytes, and have also forged ongoing collaborations in bacterial and plant systems.

I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow working with Dr. Daniel Croll in the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. I received my PhD in Plant Pathology with Dr. Jason C. Slot at the Ohio State University in 2019, where I was an OSU Presidential Fellow and FRQNT Doctoral Scholar. In 2021, I completed a postdoc with Dr. Corlett W. Wood in the Biology Departments at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pennsylvania.