Postdoctoral Research Associate
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
1100 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98121

Ph: +1-206-667-7801

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate with the Schiffer group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division. I am broadly interested in the use of mathematical models for studying the spread, treatment and cure of infectious diseases. 

I am currently working on (1) the development of individual-based models to describe the spread and immunological containment of herpes simplex virus in genital, oral and ocular lesions; and (2) techniques to assess the effectiveness of gene therapy for the cure of chronic viral infections such as HSV, HIV and HBV. 

Other areas of interest include:

- understanding the effects of spatial structure on evolutionary outcomes and trajectories in natural and experimental populations.

- use of signal processing and classification tools for rapid triage in pre-hospital and emergency care

Academic background

2009-2013PhD (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology), University of Idaho
Dissertation title: Spatial structure and adaptive evolution in bacteriophages
Advisor: Dr. Steve Krone
2005-2007MSc (Biomedical Engineering), Nanyang Technological University
Project: ECG signal processing and measurement of prehospital heart rate variability
Advisors: Dr. Zhiping Lin and Dr. Marcus Ong
 2000-2004BEng Hons. (Electrical Engineering), National University of Singapore
Project: Nonlinear modeling of electromyogram signals
Advisor: Dr. Sadasivan Puthusserypady