Senior Research Associate
I am a microbial physiologist with a broad interest in biogeochemical cycling of atmospheric trace gases. Most of my research has focused on facultative methanotrophs, their ability to consume a range of trace gases in addition to methane and the resulting enzymology and regulation. More broadly, I am interested in plant-microbe interactions and the effect of volatile plant secondary metabolites on the plant-associated microbiome. Currently I divide my time between these areas, and research into the mechanisms that cause nitrifiers to produce the climate-active gases nitric and nitrous oxide.