B.A. Amherst College, Ph.D. Cornell University
Areas of Expertise:
Genetics & Evolution of Viruses
My lab studies the ecology, genetics, and evolution of cyanophages living in the coastal waters of Southern New England. Over the past 16 years, we have collected and characterized 1000s of cyanophages (viruses that infect cyanobacteria) from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and adjacent waters.
My research is currently focused on the following questions: