I have always been in awe of, and inspired by, what microorganisms can do to and for us humans. As a microbiologist and engineer, I have a background in pathogen genomics and multidrug resistance, human and environmental microbiomes, and engineering of biological processes.

I am currently an Associate Research Scientist and NIAID K99 recipient at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where I focus on the use of wastewater-based surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens, including multidrug-resistant bacteria. My future research interests lie at the intersection of environmental bioprocess engineering and the relationship between the human microbiome and antimicrobial resistance.

Selected Talks

A fun ASM Microbe competition where speakers described their research using only the ten hundred most commonly used words in English

An introduction to basic concepts related to basic, clinical, and translational microbiome studies.