Education & AcademicTraining:

2009-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

2006-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

2006 PhD  University of Arizona (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Minor: Genetics)

1999 B.S.  Utah State University (Biology)

I am broadly trained in ecology & evolution, genetics & genomics, and metagenomics & microbiology.  I am passionate about communicating biology to specialist and generalist audiences, and enjoy working with clients to showcase their exciting and innovative research.
My expertise is in the study of Bacteria, having published over 30 research articles describing the ecology and evolution of Bacteria in nature and the laboratory.  I am continually fascinated by the diversity of microbes and am eager to continue investigating the ways in which their activities affect human health and agriculture.
Please see my curriculum vitae for a complete list of my accomplishments. Here is my Google Scholar profile.