I am a postdoctoral research associate in the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University where I’m a member of Emergence@ASU. I’m also associated with Levin Lab at Tuft’s University. My research at ASU focuses on the role of information in biological systems, particularly how organisms store, read and modify their morphological patterning. My research is in collaboration with Dr. Sara I. Walker (ASU) and Dr. Michael Levin (Tufts).

I completed my Ph.D. in Physics from Baylor University in 2014, working on exploring the landscape of free fermionic heterotic string models under Dr. Gerald Cleaver. From 2014 to 2016 worked with Dr. Amit Sawant at UT Southwestern Medical Center to develop a platform for real-time multi-leaf columnator (MLC) motion tracking during radiation therapy.

My research interests focus on applying mathematical and computational techniques to problems in complex systems, physics and biology.