I am currently a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) in Berkeley, California. I’m mainly interested in the role microbes play in cycling nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Prior to LBNL, I was a Postdoc Fellow at Princeton University working with Professor Bess Ward. My background is mainly in aquatic microbiology and biogeochemistry, however, since moving to LBNL I spend most of my time thinking about terrestrial systems. My overall goal is to understand terrestrial-aquatic interactions from a mechanistic perspective that could improve predictions of soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling under a changing climate.
I received my Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology under the supervision of Professor Tim Ford (UMass Amherst) and Professor Tamara Galloway (Exeter University), and spent most of that time up in beautiful Montana.
Work phone: 510-486-7490
Address: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
MS: 70A-3317E (office)
MS: 70A-4475 (lab)
1 Cyclotron Rd.