The evolution of resistance in bacteria and cancer
Combining theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches to advance understanding of the processes that shape evolutionary trajectories and enhance our ability to channel evolving populations toward drug-susceptible states.
Guest lectured on experimental evolution
November 7, 2022
Arvid Ågren invited me to guest lecture on experimental evolution for his freshman-level biology course, “Genes, Evolution, and Ecology." I discussed how experimental evolution emerged contemporaneously with Darwin as a direct challenge to gradualism and a complementary approach to the comparative method. I also introduced the E. coli Long-Term Evolution Experiment to the students and highlighted several key studies. Lastly, I presented on contingency, first in the context of human history and then its implications in the evolution of drug resistance.
Visit to the University of Pittsburgh
March 16, 2022
I was graciously invited by Elizabeth Rudzki and Dr. Kevin Kohl to the University of Pittsburgh to give a seminar talk to the Ecology and Evolution graduate program and the Center for Evolutionary Biology and Medicine! I spoke about my graduate and postdoc work, and met with faculty and graduate students to learn about their research. Pittsburgh is also a beautiful city and I was captivated by its many hills.
Traversing STEM With Disabilities: Spotlight on Kyle Card
December 2, 2021
My identity as a disabled person is a source of great strength and pride for me. In honor of the 2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Ashley Hagen and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) featured me in this Spotlight article. I share my story and recount my experiences about traversing academia with disabilities.Read More
September 17, 2021
I defended my dissertation and earned my PhD during the summer of 2020. However, our graduation ceremony was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I returned to Michigan State University for the ceremony and was hooded by my thesis advisor, Dr. Richard Lenski. It was wonderful to see my colleagues and friends again as we walked across the stage together!
Club Evolutionary Medicine (EvMed) Talk
April 29, 2021
I was selected to give a talk to Club EvMed about our work examining the individual and combined effects of population size, mutation rate, and genetic background on evolvability.Read More and Watch Presentation
HHMI Commits $30 Million to Increase Diversity in Science with 21 Hanna Gray Fellows
February 18, 2021
HHMI announces the selection of 21 exceptional early career scientists as 2020 Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in biomedical research. The 2022 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition will open later this year.Read More