- Ph.D. 2008 Microbiology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
- 2018-Present Associate Professor. Department of Pathobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
- 2013-2018 Assistant Professor. Department of Pathobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
- 2010-2013 Postdoctoral fellow. Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
- 2008-2010 Postdoctoral fellow. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
- Microbial Pathogenesis
Understand how environmental signals regulate bacterial virulence gene expression
Understand how Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the most common seafood-borne pathogen causing diarrhea worldwide, causes diseases in humans using both in vivo and in vitro models
Understand how bacterial effectors interfere with host signaling pathways
Understand the genetic bases of host responses to bacterial infection
Understand how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics