American International College of Arts and Sciences of Antigua
Decades after helping introduce tilapia throughout the length and breadth of Nicaragua, I settled into graduate studies focused on the impact of introduced species on communities. Or so I thought. I ended up switching to a research project in phylogenetics, phylogeography and population genetics, before earning my Ph.D. in biology from the City University of New York in the Sackler genomics laboratory at the American Museum of Natural History. En route, I taught a decade of secondary school and picked up a Masters in Public Health (interested in environmental health and HIV). My current research interests (more in theory than practice, unfortunately) involve evaluating the genetic footprint of invasive species on indigenous species and inferring co-evolution between primates and our microbiota. I am also interested in anthropogenic disruption of the human microbiota and its consequences. I currently work in a predominantly teaching position with a premedical program.