I am a Bioinformatics Ph.D. Candidate at Boston University. I recieved my B.S and M.S. degrees in Statistics from Brigham Young University in 2020.
As a member of Dr. W. Evan Johnson's lab, my current research is focused on creating open-source methods and tools for longitudinal microbiome analysis. I'm working on an R package that simplifies this analysis process. I'm also looking at several contexts for changes in the nasopharyngeal microbiome in response to chronic disease.
I helped create and currently maintain two packages on Bioconductor:
The TBSignatureProfilerAn easy-to-use R package for analysis of RNA-seq data using gene signatures for tuberculosis presence, risk, progression, treatment failure, and other disease states.
MetaScope: A complete R-based 16S, metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic profiling package that can accurately identify the composition of microbes at a strain-level resolution within a sample.

A Boston University lecture hall. I have never had the pleasure of setting food inside its doors, but it sure looks more inviting than the LSEB.

You can see my full list of publications on Google Scholar and ORCiD.
Check out my Curriculum Vitae.
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The Boston University Student-Organized Symposium (SOS) Organizing Committee, June 2022.