About

Currently I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Titus Brown's Lab for Data Intensive Biology at UC Davis. I hold a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program .

My research focuses on understanding the biogeochemical functioning and physiological ecology of eukaryotic phytoplankton in a changing ocean. In particular, I am interested in the maintenance of genetic diversity in these populations and the role of biodiversity in ecosystem functioning. I use a combination of culture- and field-based experiments and 'omic techniques to address these questions.
More generally, I am interested in open science, data visualization, the management and utilization (namely, sharing) of large data sets, and the improvement of computational tools and resources for scientists. Along these lines, I am a instructor for Software Carpentry.