I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in Dr. Sid Goyal’s group. I study the bacteria-virus evolutionary arms race as found in the CRISPR system, a fascinating topic that has many diverse applications from human health to cheese making. I make mathematical models and computer simulations of interacting bacteria and viruses. I also worked on an open source tool to make CRISPR information more easily accessible for researchers and the public. More information about our group and research can be found on the group website: goyallab.wordpress.com.

My BSc in physics is from the University of Waterloo. During my time at Waterloo I did research in quantum optics, materials science, and computational neuroscience.