I am gay and I am a biologist.//
I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota. I graduated with his PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from Creighton University in the spring of 2020. My research focuses on genome instability (in particular copy number variations) and adaptation in multiple human fungal pathogens. Specifically, I use in vitro and in vivo evolution models coupled with whole genome sequencing technologies (both long- and short-read), flow cytometry analysis of cellular ploidy, karyotype analysis, and de novo single nucleotide variant detection to better understand how genome instability in fungi contributes to their rapid adaptation to antifungal drugs.