Postdoctoral Fellow · DDLS Postdoc

🦠🧬💻 Understanding pathogen evolution and transmission

🧬 About me

I'm a bioinformatician/SciLifeLab and Wallenberg Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) Postdoctoral Fellow, and I use phylogenomic/phylodynamic approaches to study the evolution and transmission of bacterial pathogens.

🔬 My current research

Currently, I'm utilizing Bayesian phylodynamic approaches to study the transmission of different non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) lineages between human and livestock populations, as well as study the mobility of antibiotic resistance genes within NTS lineages. This work will help in identifying high-risk NTS lineages, which can then be used to develop more effective control and prevention strategies.

🌎 My scientific journey

I did my Master's in Bioinformatics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where I genomically characterized the Vibrio cholerae Type 6 Secretion System (T6SS) and studied its effects on a polymicrobial community. I completed my PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Emory University, where I used Staphylococcus aureus as a model system to study large-scale genome evolution and within-host microevolution.

😎 When I'm not working, I'm...

Playing videogames/boardgames, hiking, or taking pictures of critters!

Some of my photographs!

📩 Profiles and contact information

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