Advisor: Kirk Anderson
I am interested in how the microbial symbionts of the honey bee, Apis mellifera, convey benefits to the bee through nutrient acquisition and pathogen defense. Additionally I am interested in how genetic diversity acquired through polyandry in Apis Mellifera affects task division, hive efficiency, and quality/ quantity of microbial symbionts.
B.S. 2007, University of Arizona
2007, 2009-2012: Research Specialist, University of Arizona Genomics Core (UAGC), University of Arizona
2005-2007: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Human Origins Genotyping Laboratory (HOGL), University of Arizona