I'm a Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Genomics at the Smithsonian Institution. I defended my PhD in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab at Lund University, Sweden in April 2018. My research explores molecular interactions between avian hosts and their microbes. I have a huge passion for science and love to constantly learn new things about nature.

In my research I use molecular techniques and bioinformatic tools to study the evolution of genomes, transcriptomes and microbiomes. In addition to the projects in my Postdoc and my PhD, I collaborate with colleagues in several interesting projects involving host-parasite genomics and animal microbiomes. For more information about my work, please see the Research page.  


  • 18 Aug 2019 - Invited to give a talk at the large evolutionary congress ESEB 2019 in Turku, Finland.

  • 19 July 2019 - Our recent Molecular Ecology paper was highlighted in their Spotlight section.

  • 17 June 2019 - Attended the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Animal-Microbe Symbioses in Mount Snow, VT and presented a poster.

  • 15 June 2019 - Attended the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) in Animal-Microbe Symbioses in Mount Snow, VT and presented a poster.

  • 13 June 2019 - Gave a seminar and visited Scott Edward’s lab at Harvard University.

  • 15 May 2019 - New preprint on genomics of host-pathogen interactions !

  • 9 Apr 2019 - Guided tour at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Great place doing lots of important conservation efforts and outreach.

  • 8 Apr 2019 - Gave an invited seminar at East Carolina University and met with several interesting students and faculty members.

  • 27 Mar 2019 - New paper on the development of gut microbiota in ostriches now published in Molecular Ecology!

  • 11 Jan 2019 - New review paper on avian malaria genomics published in Trends in Parasitology!

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