I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside. I’m interested in the phenomenology of virus evolution and the immune system. My goal is to develop theory and computational methods to use modern experimental data to learn more about viruses, the immune system, and how they interact. I hope to apply this knowledge to predict how these systems behave, and ultimately to improve the ways that we prevent and treat disease. I collaborate closely with a broad spectrum of scientists, from mathematicians and theoretical physicists, to experimental and clinical immunologists and virologists. You can learn more about my specific research interests on the research page.
I graduated from Duke University with degrees in Physics and Mathematics, and completed my PhD in Physics with Joel Lebowitz at Rutgers University. I did my postdoctoral work in the interdisciplinary lab of Arup Chakraborty in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT.