As a genomicist and behavioral ecologist, my research focuses on the intersection between genetic diversity and fitness across environmental variation. I am also passionately committed to Science Education Research and to increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM.
I am currently an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. George (PJ) Perry at Pennsylvania State University. Here, I am using functional genomics techniques to study baseline and growth hormone-induced changes in genome-wide methylation profile between human populations with different height and growth phenotypes: the Batwa rainforest hunter-gatherers and the neighboring Bakiga agriculturalists from Southwest Uganda. See my Research Page for more information!
Fortunate are those who have learned to see, in the wild things of nature, something to be loved, something to be wondered at, something to be reverenced, for they will have found the key to a never-failing source of recreation and refreshment. - Hugh B. Cott