I am an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and a core faculty member at their Institute for Computational Medicine and Infectious Disease Dynamics Group. I recently moved from Harvard, where I did my graduate studies and then worked as a junior group leader for six years.
My team and I develop mathematical models and computational tools to help understand, predict, and treat infectious diseases, with a particular focus on human viral infections including HIV/AIDS. We also work on drug resistant infections, bed bugs infestations, anti-viral immune responses, and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. Our research spans infection dynamics both within individual hosts and across populations. We also work on general evolutionary theory of infectious diseases.
I received my undergraduate degree was in physics from Queen’s University, Canada. My PhD was through Harvard’s Biophysics Program and I was a joint graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health-Sciences and Technology (HST)’s Medical Engineering and Medical Physics program. After graduating, I won an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, which allowed me to start my own research group at Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and become a member of the John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellows program. During this time I also completed my MPH and the Global Infectious Diseases Program at Harvard School of Public Health. I was also a member of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity program run by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.