PhD Student, School of Earth and Space Exploration
Research Interests: Origin of Life, Geobiochemistry, Microbial Metabolism, Complex Systems
Education: B.S. in Geology and Anthropology from Stony Brook University
Current Research: My primary interests are in the origin of life and the interplay of geochemistry and biochemistry in hydrothermal ecosystems. My research focuses on the structure of biochemical reaction networks and the chemical speciation and bioavailability of trace metals in terrestrial hot springs. Ultimately, by utilizing concepts and tools from geobiochemistry, network science, and complex systems, I hope to provide a rigorous framework for understanding the emergence of biochemistry.
Personal: Outside of school, I like to play table tennis and ultimate frisbee, read, hike, and spend time with the people that I care about. I'm also interested in human origins, evolutionary psychology, and the dynamics of social systems.