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Assistant Professor
Year Started at JMU: 2023
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Research Description

I study microbiomes across different habitats, including but not limited to human lungs, aerobiota, invertebrate guts, and fermented foods, with a focus on bacterial-fungal interactions and how to analyze that data in a statistically sound way. This often involves borrowing and adapting methods from ecology, statistics, machine learning, and graph theory. I tend to have side projects relating to digital humanities, visualizations, and data feminism.

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  • PhD in Computational Biology, 2016, University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MS in Statistics, 2011, George Washington University
  • BA in Biostatistics, 2007, University of Virginia
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