Postdoctoral Researcher

in disease ecology

at Emory University

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Civitello Lab at Emory University investigating the disease ecology of Schistosoma species in Tanzania. I study the spatiotemporal transmission dynamics of this neglected tropical disease.

I spent the previous year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Davidson College teaching courses in Ecology and Biostatistics. I completed my Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the State University of New York, Albany in the Turner Lab. I was also an Ornithology Research Fellow at the New York State Museum, co-advised by Dr. Jeremy Kirchman. My research aims to unearth the factors that determine the diversity of and interactions within biological communities, with a special interest in host-parasite interactions. I have also studied monkey behavior, snail sexual selection, and elephant movement ecology.