Research Scientist

Wellesley College

I am a microbiologist and immunologist teaching and researching at Wellesley College. I use computational methods to explore the relationships between the microbiome and childhood cognitive development and to understand complex microbial communities. I also teach about the immune system and infectious disease, as well as introductory programming for biology students.

I develop software tools in the julia programming language.


  • Computational Biology
  • The Human Microbiome
  • Microbial Communities
  • Immunology
  • Julia Programming Language


  • PhD in Immunology, 2014

    Harvard University

  • BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 2006

    University of California, San Diego