About

I am currently a Gerstner Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY working in Dr. Susan Perkins lab. My research is broadly focused on birds and their parasites. I am interested in what affects the distribution and virulence of parasites as well how that impacts the host and host immune response.

I completed my Ph.D. at the Texas A&M University working on avian malaria in Africa in the lab of Dr. Gary Voelker. This was followed by postdoctoral position in Dr. Sarah Knutie’s lab looking at the affects of urbanization and an invasive parasite, Philornis downsi, on Darwin’s finches in the the Galapagos Islands.

Contact me

American Museum of Natural History
79th Street at Central Park W
New York, NY 10024