Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool

I studied Microbiology at the Auburn University from 2010-2014, where I conducted research on sequence comparison of 4 commercial avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus vaccines. I then began a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where I characterized a murine model of childhood moderate acute malnutrition. I identified interactions between gut microbiota, intestinal translocation, systemic inflammation, and immune response that were supported by complimentary research in a cohort of children with uncomplicated MAM. During this time I also completed a MPH in Epidemiology, where I conducted research with the Galveston County Food Bank on regional client preferences, needs, and household demographics. We also mapped the needs and assets of specific distributing agencies to promote efficient resource sharing. In 2019, I became a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems, where I have contributed to research on the obesogenic food retail environment in the Merseyside. Current research is focused on comparing the macro and micro food retail environment in different regions of Liverpool and combining that data with information on distribution of local sociodemographic traits.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Liverpool

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Texas Medical Branch, MPH Epidemiology
  • 2019 
    University of Texas Medical Branch, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
  • 2014 
    Auburn University, BSc Microbiology (Hons)

Publications

  • 2018
    New Insights into the Treatment and Pathogenesis of Malnutrition, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America