I am a PhD student in the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (MGM) program interested in how bacteria interact with each other and their host. In the David lab, I study how bacteria metabolize dietary fiber and how changes in the gut microbiome can predispose an individual to disease. Before coming to Duke, I received my BS in Biology & Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts. My undergraduate thesis (or MQP, in WPI-speak) focused on interactions between Candida albicans and host macrophages. Outside of lab, I enjoy baking bread, hiking, rock climbing, sewing, and writing.
Bees cannot see the color red, but they make up for this by being able to see colors in the UV spectrum that are invisible to us.