I am delighted to have joined the Microbiology & Molecular Genetics & Integrative Biology Departments at Michigan State University in Summer 2020. Reflecting my diverse research interests, my goal is to build a vibrant lab of excellent researchers from a variety of scientific backgrounds - be that evolutionary ecologists, microbiologists, chemical biologists or theoretical physicists - united by the goal of answering fundamental questions about the ecology & evolution of infectious diseases. In addition to academic diversity, I aim to build a lab that reflects the diversity of our society and helps all people to experience research and reap its benefits.

Information for prospective lab members

Postdocs I am always interested in hearing from highly-motivated, creative postdocs. If you are interested, send me an email expressing why you're interested in my lab, what questions or projects you're interested in and a CV. I am open to developing a proposal with prospective postdocs, including the MSU Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH K or F Awards and NSF Postdoctoral or Marie Curie Fellowships.
Graduate Students I will be looking to recruit graduate students from Fall 2021. Students can enter through either the BioMolecular Sciences Gateway or the Integrative Biology program. Each of these can be combined with the excellent Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program, of which I am a core member and which I strongly encourage prospective students to investigate. If you are interested in joining any of these programs as a member of the lab, please contact me with a brief email stating why you're interested in my lab in particular and provide a CV and writing sample of which you were the sole author (e.g. essay on scientific subject, lab report).
Undergraduate Students I am always keen to help undergraduates discover the joys (and pains!) of research and greatly value the help I've had from undergraduates in the past. Please email me if you are interested in joining. If you can provide information about the mechanism through which you wish to partake in research (work-study, PA program or for credit), that'd be great but is not necessary!