I study mycology and ecology, write about science, code, and make scientific illustrations.
I’m currently a Postdoc in the Stajich Lab at the University of California Riverside. I'm broadly interested in using molecular methods, genomics, and bioinformatics to investigate the mechanisms structuring fungal community dynamics. Current projects are focused on fugal host-specificity, virulence, guild occupation, trait and genome evolution, and genomic tool development.
I recently moved from Minneapolis to sunny SoCal where I live with my husband, Clayton, and our Blue Healer, Kjempe. When I’m not at the lab, I ride bikes, ferment stuff, make found object art, garden, collect bad 90’s punk music, and (of course), hunt for mushrooms.