Cattle movement and disease spread – Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Analyze livestock shipment patterns at the national scale in the US.
  • Analyze population genetics of bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) to evaluate potential reservoirs of infection (manuscript in prep).
  • Model a hypothetical outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the context of cattle shipment networks in C++.

Wildlife trapping field coordinator – Graduate Student Researcher

Yale University
New Haven, CT
2008 – 2012

Wrestling with a flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans)
  • Trapped small mammals and mist-netted birds, examined and collected ectoparasites.
  • Planned study design and logistics; planned travel and acquired necessary tools and equipment within limited budget.
  • Hired, trained, and supervised a team of five field and laboratory technicians.
  • Designed database (Microsoft Access) and wrote R program code for data analysis.

Database manager/Consultant

Cellasic Corporation
Hayward, CA
2006

  • Manufactured and tested microfluidic cell culture devices. Performed general administrative tasks as required.
  • Designed and implemented a relational database (Microsoft Access), tracking products and quality control from raw materials to fabrication, packaging, and shipping, as well as customer and order information.