Graduate Student

Research Emphasis


I am a fifth year doctoral candidate in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program at the University of California, San Diego.

My thesis is titled: "Optimality principles and tradeoffs in the evolution and regulation of Escherichia coli".

I am working on several projects involving experimental evolution of E. coli. In these projects, I am analyzing genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data to identify the molecular causes of increased fitness and the general mechanisms and tradeoffs observed in adaptive evolution. In another project, I am dissecting the optimality principles that have naturally evolved in the regulation of E. coli's proteome under varying environments. In all projects, I use a genome-scale model for E. coli I developed that integrates it's metabolic and gene expression networks to aide in analysis.

See my Google Scholar profile for my publications.


2010 B.S. (Mathematics, Engineering Science) Tufts University, Medford MA

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