I am an evolutionary biologist and genomic data scientist, broadly interested in the epidemiology and population genomics of major pathogens, particularly in the context of the dissemination and emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Furthermore, I developed mathematical and simulation frameworks to elucidate complex evolutionary dynamics of microbial populations during adaptation and the impact of recombination on adaptation.
The evolution of natural competence: disentangling costs and benefits of sex in bacteria.
The American naturalist 2013;182;4;E112-26
Recombination accelerates adaptation on a large-scale empirical fitness landscape in HIV-1.
PLoS genetics 2014;10;6;e1004439
The effect of bacterial recombination on adaptation on fitness landscapes with limited peak accessibility.
PLoS computational biology 2012;8;10;e1002735
The impact of natural transformation on adaptation in spatially structured bacterial populations.
BMC evolutionary biology 2014;14;141