I’m a PhD student in the Bioengineering Department where I work in Michael Fischbach’s lab. My research involves developing computational methods to analyze the metabolic footprint of the gut microbiome. Our gut bacteria are constantly churning out a slew of molecules into our bloodstreams that can have massive effects on our physiology – I’m interested in borrowing data analysis techniques from other fields like Natural Language Processing and using them on chemical data from bacterially-relevant patient samples. More important than my current research is my interest in teaching at the intersection of computation and biology. I’m truly excited by all the opportunities to inform instruction in the wet sciences by computational frameworks and vice versa.