I’m a Staff Scientist in VIDD at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.

I received a PhD in physics at Dartmouth College and was trained in infectious diseases modeling in the group of Dr Josh Schiffer. My current work concerns within-host and epidemiological models of viral infections and viral evolution. In particular, I am interested in how to prevent or cure HIV, and how to understand SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. You can find my updated list of publications here: Google scholar. Or see the details on my CV.

My research has been funded by the Washington Research Foundation (WRF), the Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) and the NIH from which I currently hold a K25.

I’m also particularly proud of my work for Hutch United, a grassroots organization devoted to fostering a supportive and inclusive community at Fred Hutch.

Code I write for all papers is freely available on github.

HIV evolution and population dynamics!

I acknowledge that the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center sits on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude this gorgeous land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. As a small gesture, I pay rent for this land. I also acknowledge my commitment to becoming anti-racist. To that end, I will continually evaluate myself an identify racist behaviors and dismantle them, holding myself accountable in this effort.