I am interested in how climate change, pollution, and other human-induced environmental changes impact organisms' ability to obtain nutrients from their environment. More specifically, I am interested in how the digestive physiology of marine invertebrates is impacted by disease, environmental change, and the interaction of the two.
Lab/Office: 5309 McGaugh Hall
Mail: University of California Irvine
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
321 Steinhaus Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-2525
Sep 2016: I was named the ARCS Scholarship recipient for UCI's Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department!
Aug 2016: I was awarded a Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship by the Newkirk Center for Science and Society at UCI. Check back to learn about my partnership with a local conservation group, and our inclusion of public community members in the scientific process.
May 2016: I was awarded a Conchologists of America Academic Grant to continue our work on disease responses in abalone! I presented our phylogeny of California abalone at the SCAS meeting at USC.
Apr 2016: I was awarded a research grant by the Southern California Academy of Sciences to support my work on differential stress responses in abalone!
Feb 2016: I was awarded a UCI OCEANS Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying differential resistance to WS in abalone!