As a PhD Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), I study small freshwater fishes in different social environments to understand the neurogenomic characteristics of social behaviors. Since we know so little about the neuro-immune system during these behaviors, I am especially interested in the neuro-immune system during these social interactions. My current work uses bioinformatics to isolate the genes underlying various social behaviors.

My research experience in biology started in 2009. Throughout the years, I have worked in many biological domains within industry and academia. Collectively, my research experience includes:

  • Neurobiology & evolution (10 years)
  • Genomics & bioinformatics (4 years)
  • Neuroimmunology (4 years)
  • Human health & diagnostics (3 years).