About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute with Alexandra Worden's molecular microbial ecology group. I received my bachelor's degree in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA and completed my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine under the advisement of Dr. Steve Allison. Broadly, my research focuses on how microbial interactions and functional diversity regulate cycling of essential elements through ecosystems.

Current Students

Melissa Barragan

Undergraduate researcher

Roosevelt University (2017)

Investigative metagenomics of the Chicago urban microbiome

Vildana Golubovic

Undergraduate researcher

Roosevelt University (2017)

Molecular tools to interrogate algal virus-host interactions

Sonia Gonzalez

Meyer Scholarship Undergraduate Summer Researcher

Roosevelt University (2017)

Molecular assessment of virus-host interactions in marine eukaryotic picophytoplankton.

Former Students

Zena Jensvold

REU student, Summer Research Intern

MBARI & California State University Monterey Bay (2014)

Physiological response of Ostreococcus to nutrient depletion

Eloise Olmos

Undergraduate research assistant

UC Irvine (2013)

Mary Hanna

Undergraduate research assistant

UC Irvine (2013)

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