Brief CV

Education

2016 to Present: PhD student at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

2014 to 2016: Master student at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Master of Science ETH in Biology, specialization in Ecology and Evolution. Master thesis: Mutations in csgA do not necessarily turn Myxococcus xanthus natural isolates into cheaters.

2011 to 2014: Bachelor student at Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, USA. Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Minor in English and Creative Writing. Bachelor thesis: Adapting to Climate Change: Emiliania huxleyi in a fluctuating ocean.

Grants

2013     Travel Grant, Sweet Briar College Honors Program. The effect of fluctuating alkalinity on the evolutionary trajectory of Emiliania huxleyi. $145.

2013     Student Research and Creative Endeavors Grant, Sweet Briar College Honors Program. The effect of fluctuating alkalinity on the evolutionary trajectory of Emiliania huxleyi. $500.

Honors and Awards

2014       Connie M. Guion Award, Sweet Briar College

2014       Sprague-Belcher Award in Biology, Sweet Briar College

2013       Poster honorable mention, South Eastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) conference

2012       Pannell Honors Research Grant for “Reviving Western Historical Swordsmanship”

2012 – 2014      Dean’s List

Fall 2011      Freshman Honors at Sweet Briar College

2011 – 2014      Honors Program at Sweet Briar College

Talks

Oct 2018 “Evolution of a microbial mesopredator: Myxococcus xanthus“. Schulenburg lab, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany.

Aug 2018 “Cheating is hard: Two stories of cheating limitation in Myxococcus xanthus“. Evolution 2018, Montpellier, France.