I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and a faculty associate of the Ecology Center at Utah State University. I was previously an NSF postdoc at Georgia Tech in the Weitz Lab in the School of Biology. I completed my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.
I am looking for graduate students to join my group. If you are interested, please follow the opportunities link for more information.
I am a theoretical ecologist interested in identifying the underlying processes driving ecological and evolutionary patterns observed in natural communities. I use mathematical and computational tools to help connect observed patterns to underlying processes. I am particularly interested in how species interactions and adaptation alter the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of communities. Much of my work focuses on the population-level dynamics of host-pathogen and predator-prey systems, but I also develop general theory on how interspecies interactions, evolution, and plastic adaptation alter the composition and dynamics of communities.