I'm an Assistant Member at the Fred Hutch in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and the Computational Biology Program. I'm also an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. I study the dynamics of virus populations. How do strains spread through the world? How do strains evolve in response to immune pressure? And ultimately, what makes a strain successful?
I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and my PhD from Harvard University, advised by Dan Hartl. Following my PhD I worked for Wolfram Research on Wolfram|Alpha, worked on infectious disease dynamics at the University of Michigan with Mercedes Pascual and worked on viral phylogenetics with Andrew Rambaut at the University of Edinburgh.