Broadly, I am interested in understanding collective behavior- the principles that guide how individuals behave when they are part of a group. My work uses the fungus Neurospora crassa as a model for this, where I focus on characterizing behaviors in both aggregates of single cells and more complex multicellular life forms using microfluidic technologies. Our work suggests that many of these guiding principles are highly conserved between different vegetative life stages.
Awards and Funding
UGA Graduate School Travel Award, 2018
ARCS Foundation Scholarship, 2018
UGA Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 2017
GENE3200 - Genetics - Spring 2017, Summer 2017