welcome to my section of the web:
I am currently an instructor in Jeff Jensen's and Timothy Kowalik's labs. My research centers on viral evolution, with a focus on human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and influenza A virus (IAV). This work is based on the idea that evolutionary thinking can teach us about viral infections and viral research can teach us about evolution. For more information about my work, please see my CV, research interests and publication section. Please feel free to email with any questions.
Recent News and Updates
5/12/15 - Sent off our BAA contract proposal to the NIH. Fingers crossed!!
5/29/15 - Just received news that my abstract has been selected for an oral presentation at IHW 2015.
6/9/15 - Our paper on the limits of HCMV diversity was accepted in PNAS. It gives a neat and unexpected view of where there is (and isn't) diversity in the CMV genome.
7/21/15 - Our study of mechanisms altering HCMV species-wide diversity was accepted in Mol. Ecology. The paper gives a nice insight on the importance of negative selection in viral evolution.