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 genomics. For more information about my work, please see the Research page.  


News

  • 15 May 2015 - 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!

  • 01 Nov 2018 - Participated in the international Wildlife Malaria conference taking place in Beijing, China this year. I gave a presentation about avian malaria transcriptomics and had a wonderful time meeting with several new and old colleagues.

  • 26 July 2018 - New paper on sex-biased gene expression in the Common Whitethroat published in Genes.

  • 15 July 2018 - Work trip to Hawaii to visit field sites, conservation breeding facilities, and participate in a meeting in our joint project on avian malaria in Hawaii.

  • 9 July 2018 - Moved to Washington, DC, USA and started a new position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Genomics!

  • 30 May 2018 - Was invited to Bielefeld University, Germany to give a seminar about malaria transcriptomics and met with several people to discuss animal microbiomes as well.

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