I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. I am working with Dr. Luis Zaman to understand how evolving populations sustain continual adaptation in a changing environment.

More broadly, I’m interested in,

  • Studying biological systems through the lens of complex systems (specifically the flow of information, computation, and critical phenomena in populations),
  • Engineering living systems using a combination of synthetic biology and directed evolution to find biological solutions to modern day problems, and
  • Developing undergraduate and graduate coursework that emphasizes strong interdisciplinarity in the study of life.

An idea of the kind of problems that interest me can be gathered from the research page. My free time is generally spent reading, tinkering, or learning new things (to tinker with).