I am a senior postdoctoral research scientist in Statistical Genetics in Chris Holmes' group at The Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford.

Biographical sketch

I came to Oxford University in 2004 to study Engineering Science. In 2008 I was accepted for an exchange program to Princeton University where I spent my last year of undergraduate course. There I worked with Professor Robert Stengel on modelling dynamics of HIV infection using cellular automata and optimising treatment schedule for patients. I graduated in 2009 with a First class honours MEng in Engineering Science from St John's College at Oxford University.

In 2009 I started my doctorate in Oxford University and after completing one year of research training in Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre, I joined the Department of Statistics to work on inference of recombination properties in bacteria and evolution of phenotype distribution on a phylogenetic tree. After my DPhil, I was a James Martin Fellow in Chronic Infections working on stratified medicine for Hepatitis C and more recently as a senior postdoc in Chris Holmes' research group working on understanding host pathogen interaction using heterogeneous (multi-omic) data sources.

Research interests

My main research focus is understanding host pathogen interactions and developing new statistical methods to integrate heterogeneous sources of data. My research is interdisciplinary which makes me interested in a wide range of subjects. Methodology and application areas include: Statistical Genetics, Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, Immunology and Pathogen Evolution.