My full CV can be found here (expanded) or here (condensed) (February 2019).


PhD (2018) – University of Minnesota – Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Dissertation: Reconceptualizing Cancer: The development of new frameworks and models

Advisors: Michael Travisano, Alan Love (Philosophy)
Committee Members: Mark Borrello, Emilie Snell-Rood
Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science – Graduate Student Fellow

MS (2010) – Arizona State University – Biology (concentration in Biology and Society)
Thesis title: The role of evo devo in translational medicine
Committee: Jason Scott Robert, Brian Hall, Manfred Laubichler

BS (with honors, 2007) – University of California, Davis – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Minor in History and Philosophy of Science

Areas of Specialization: experimental evolution, evolution, evolutionary medicine, cancer, philosophy of biology, philosophy of science
Areas of Competence: ecology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, science and technology studies



Other Professional Appointments
01/2016 – 12/2016    Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Alan Love
            Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science; University of Minnesota
            “From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics”
            Understanding potentiality through the methods of stem cell researchers
09/2014 – 12/2014    Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Scott Lanyon
            Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; University of Minnesota
            Revision of undergraduate curriculum
09/2011 – 06/2012     Research Program Coordinator, Dr. T.C. Wu
            SPORE in Cervical Cancer; Johns Hopkins University
            Writing, revising, and reviewing manuscripts, grant proposals, and progress reports
01/2010 – 05/2010    Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Jason Scott Robert
            Center for Biology and Society; Arizona State University
            Philosophy of model organisms in evolutionary developmental biology

Society Memberships

  • Society for the Study of Evolution

  • American Society for Microbiology

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • International Society for Evolution, Ecology, and Cancer

  • International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health

  • International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

  • Philosophy of Science Association

  • Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice