B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 2013
Microbial communities are complex food webs between cells with different metabolisms. I study how these microbial metabolisms interact using metagenomics and synthetic ecology. Specifically, I focus on interactions that occur when perchlorate, a toxic rocket fuel, is degraded by microbes. These studies will expand our understanding of the evolution and ecology of the the natural chlorine cycle and may produce new biotechnology.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016)
William V. Power Top-Off Award (2014)
Earth & Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Majors Award (2014)
Bloomberg Scholarship (2013)
Crane-Huntington Scholarship (2011-2013)