I am interested in the interface of biology and physics. My postdoc research is focused on determining how the physics of the ocean (i.e., turbulence) sets the stage for infection on the model system Emiliania huxleyi. For my PhD, I worked with the behavior of a unicellular alga (yes they have a behavior!), specifically on how they find food and sexual partners. I used a combination of experimental and statistical modeling to explain their movement patterns. Previously, I worked with the chemical defenses of sea cucumbers. I also designed a passive monitoring device for marine toxins (saxitoxin and domoic acid).