Position title: Assistant Professor of Medicine & Medical Microbiology & Immunology
3472 Microbial Sciences Building
2009 – BS, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2014 – PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
2014-2020 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Areas of Study
Bacterial Pathogenesis, Microbiome Science, Bacteriophages
Our goal is to understand the molecular and genetic underpinnings of gut microbiome community dynamics. This work is necessary in order to build the concepts and approaches needed to cope with “problematic” microbial communities, such as those that predispose and perpetuate gastrointestinal infectious diseases. We employ in vitro and in vivo approaches (including gnotobiotic and conventional mouse models of human disease) and a variety of molecular and genetic techniques. We also work with collaborators at UW Hospitals and Clinics to reciprocally inform our work and to translate our findings into clinical practice.