Integrative Biology PhD student:
I am interested in applications of molecular biology for ecological monitoring and management. My project builds upon the lab’s stream-biomonitoring efforts. I am using RNA sequencing to study the transcriptomes of benthic arthropods in streams with exposure to agricultural activity.
Before joining the Hajibabaei lab, I studied Fisheries and Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF). I worked in in fisheries genetics labs at UAF and at NOAA NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center Auke Bay Laboratories.
M.S. Fisheries – University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019
Thesis: Genetic Diversity and Population Genetic Structure of Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes bairdi) in Alaskan Waters
Certificate in Science Teaching and Outreach – University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019
B.S. Fisheries – University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015
B.S. Biological Sciences – University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015