Unix, PerL, R, Python


  1. Department of Energy Poplar microbiome project Plant Microbe Interfaces, Research Assistant 2013-2016

  • Isolating, culturing, and extracting DNA from fungi & bacteria
  • Participating in a large, diverse, multi-disciplinary team of scientists
  • Experience generating and analyzing comparative genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, volatomic, and proteomic data sets
  • Full microbial genome sequencing, assembly, and de novo annotation
  • Genome assembly from mixed microbial communities
  • Writing custom scripts to search fungal genomes for functional genes
  • Linking microbial taxonomy to function
  • Making testable, functional & mechanistic hypotheses based on genome sequences
  • Understanding the contribution of primary and secondary metabolite sharing to symbioses
  1. National Science Foundation zygomycete fungal genome sequencing project (NSF DEB1441715), Research Assistant , 2016-2017

  • Using R and other command line software to visualize multiple large data sets
  • Communicating effectively through many scientific presentations to international scientists
  1. Department of Energy SEED Grant: Alternative energy sources derived from fungi project “Filamentous fungi for biodiesel production using lignocellulosic residuals”, CO-PI 2015-2016

  • Imaging microbes with fluorescence microscopy
  • Observing microbial interactions with microfluidic devices
  1. Ectomycorrhizal fungi in Guyana, Research Assistant, NSF DEB0918591 2011-2012

  • Extensive remote field work
  • Finding, collecting, culturing diverse fungi
  • Describing new fungal species and identifying close relatives with phylogenetics
  • Collaborating synergistically on diverse teams for extended periods of close contact
  • Adapting quickly to novel & challenging work environments


  • Scientific Photography
  • Scientific Illustrations (line drawings) 
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Premier, and Illustrator
  • Experience creating educational short films (see Digital Art Portfolio)