I am a biologist with expertise in fisheries, stress physiology, microbiology, and human microbiome research. I also have a passion for science communication. My skills include:
- designing research studies
- molecular biology (metagenomics, gene expression (QPCR), microarrays, DNA/RNA extraction)
- lab assays (enzyme assays, cortisol radioimmunoassays, and histology) 
- data analysis
- running experimental trials (with fish)
- collecting field data 
- developing and delivering presentations to targeted audiences (academics, resource managers, stakeholders)
- manuscript writing
- technical and non-technical report writing
- policy analysis 
- translating science for a non-technical audience. 

Ph.D. in Fisheries Science, 2010; Oregon State University
NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2010-2011; NOAA SW Fisheries Science Center
CCST Science Policy Fellow 2012; California State Legislature

Extracting genomes of uncultured members of the human microbiome

An important aspect of our work with host-associated microbiomes involves investigating members of these communities that have yet to be cultured within the laboratory.


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University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

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