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 human populations around the world, my work primarily focuses on studying the selection pressures shaping the evolution of the hominin axial skeleton. In particular, I am interested in how physical activity and fitness affect global variations in, causes of, and potential treatments for a range of spinal pathologies including lower back pain, spondylolisthesis, and disc herniation.