I am a microbial explorer. Investigating unseen worlds from the jungles of Costa Rica, to the even more mysterious worlds of our own closets, I study the unseen microscopic majority of life.
I currently investigate those microbes associated with the thousands of species of bugs on our planet. In particular, I'm interested in understanding how they contribute the the bacterial jungle of our houses. By developing molecular and bioinformatic tools to hunt down these bugs by what they leave behind in dust, I hope to provide insight into what bugs are living in our houses, and eventually understand how they may contribute to our health.