PhD Student, School of Earth and Space Exploration
Research Interests: Origin of Life, Geobiochemistry, Microbial Metabolism, Complex Systems
Education: BS in Geology and Anthropology from Stony Brook University
Current Research: My primary interests are in the origin of life and the processes mediating between geochemistry and biochemistry in hydrothermal ecosystems. Currently, I am investigating the structure of metabolic networks and the distribution of metalloenzymes (and their constituent trace metals in hot springs) at Yellowstone National Park. Ultimately, by incorporating concepts and tools from domains like non-equilibrium thermodynamics, network science, and complex adaptive systems, I hope to provide a rigorous and well-tempered framework for understanding the dynamics and evolution of geobiochemical systems.
Personal: Outside of school, I like to read, be in nature, and play table tennis and Super Smash Bros. Melee competitively. I also have pet interests in human origins and cultural evolution.