I am currently a PhD student in the Microbiology department of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. My research interest is ecology and evolution of large algal viruses. I am particularly fascinated by the evolutionary processes that lead to the complex genome content and architecture of Nucleocytoplasmic Large DNA viruses (NCLDV).
If you are interested in discussing ideas and problems regarding microbial/viral evolution and ecology, don't hesitate to contact me. :)
Besides microbiology, I am passionate about photography. You are welcome to check out my works here: