I am a biomechanist and evolutionary biologist at Harvard University where I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

My research explores the evolution of human anatomy and physiology to gain new perspectives on health.

Using controlled lab experiments as well as field studies of modern populations around the world, I study the evolution of the hominin axial skeleton. In particular, I am interested in how recent changes in behavior (such as increased sedentism) may affect global variations in, causes of, and potential treatments for spinal pathologies such as lower back pain, spondylolisthesis, and disc herniation.