"...there are significant stretches of DNA that are apparently not expressed in polypeptide products, and the base sequence along these stretches may represent important documents about the history of the organism as well as its present organization and potentialities." - Molecules as Documents of Evolutionary History. Emile Zuckerkandl & Linus Pauling, 1964
1 Currently protein biochemistry
I attend the University of Chicago as part of the Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology (GGSB) program. I'm interested in the intersection between evolutionary and molecular biology. Check out the other programs we offer in my cluster here.
As a am a member of the Adams Lab, I work to understand the balance between fetal tolerance and pathogen protection at the maternal-fetal interface in humans and non-human primates. A link with more details about this area of research is soon to come.
2 Formerly computational genomics
I am fromerly of the Llinás Lab where I contributed to work in understanding transcriptional regulation in the deadliest human infecting parasite that causes malaria, Plasmodium falciparum.
Primary publications from my time there:
Publications from additional collaborations:
3 Forever curious
My interests outside the lab include listening to and playing a variety of music, staying fit, and trying out new things to hopefully add to this list in the future, all the while drinking beer to stay alive. Feel free to connect with me on social media.