I am an assistant professor and co-director at the University of Oklahoma’s Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research. My current research focuses on human-environment interactions on two very different scales, 1. human-wildlife and 2. human-microbe. First, I investigate human-wildlife interactions and their influence on changing environments over the past several millennia to inform conservation decisions. Second, I have ongoing projects to explore how significant cultural changes (ie agriculture, industrialization, etc.) impact the human microbiome. If you are a prospective student interested in either area, please contact me!