Through my research, I aim to expand the study of infectious disease beyond the traditional host-pathogen model by investigating the ecological and evolutionary dynamics within and between populations and communities of both hosts and pathogens. I use molecular tools and traditional marine ecology to understand communities from the microscopic to the global scale. My research bridges microbiology, parasitology, community ecology, and evolution. My goals are both to advance basic marine disease ecology and to prepare aquaculturists and managers for the ongoing increase in marine diseases.
I received my PhD. in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology in 2016 from Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center
I am currently a George Burch Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center