Program: Computational and Systems Biology
Current advisor: Gautam Dantas, PhD
Undergraduate university: Cornell University
My broad interests are to identify clinically relevant host-bacterial interactions at a mechanistic level using omics techniques, computational analysis, and in vitro interrogation.
This summer I worked in the lab of Gautam Dantas. I performed computational analysis on microbiome data pertaining to a clinical trial intending to investigate treatment and prevention strategies for traveler’s diarrhea. These computational techniques investigated antibiotic resistance, phylogenetic profiles, and genetic functions of bacterial species found in fecal samples. I also quantified cytokines at the bench and was able to cross correlate inflammatory marker data with the microbiome data.