Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellow | 2016 - Present
Emory University,
Atlanta, Georgia
Mentor: Nicole Gerardo

Postdoctoral Research Associate | 2015 - 2016
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology,
Jena, Germany
Mentor: Martin Kaltenpoth


Ph.D. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology | 2014
Summa cum laude
Jena, Germany

M.S. Miami University, Botany | 2010
Oxford, Ohio

B.A. Earlham College, Biology | 2008
Richmond, Indiana

Complementary Education

Programming for Biology | 2016
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York

Workshop on Molecular Evolution | 2009
Marine Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts

Fellowships & Awards

Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution | 2018
Travel Grant, Society for Experimental Biology | 2017
Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference on Animal-Microbe Symbioses | 2017
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | 2016
Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation | 2016
Travel Award, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) | 2015
Best Talk Award, Meeting of the German Zoological Society | 2013
Graduate Research Fellowship, Max Planck Society | 2010
Charles Heimisch Graduate Award, Miami University | 2010
Wilkinson Award, Earlham College | 2004
Plowshares Award, Earlham College | 2004


Co-chair, Gordon Research Seminar on Animal-Microbe Symbioses 

Ad hoc reviewer: Current Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Proceedings B, Molecular Ecology, mBio, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Biology Letters, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Journal of Insect Science, PLoS One




Mailing address: Emory University, 
1510 Clifton Road NE. Atlanta, Georgia 30322.