Advisor: Josie Chandler
Research Interests: Our group is interested in a type of cell-to-cell signaling in bacteria called quorum sensing, which is important for many bacteria to compete and survive in different environments including the host. My research seeks to understand how quorum sensing promotes survival of the gram-negative opportunistic human lung pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Hometown: Hays, Kansas
B.S. and M.S. in Biology - Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS (2011 and 2014)
Selected Awards & Honors
2014 K-INBRE Award of Excellence for poster presentation
2013 Outstanding GTA Award, Fort Hays State University Graduate School
2015 Chemical Biology 21st Annual Symposium Pre-orals Graduate Researcher Poster Presentation Award