My research interests lie in mathematical modeling and analysis of biological phenomena.  My research efforts to date can be divided into two major components -- multi-scale modeling of colon tissue cell dynamics and colorectal cancer initiation, and semi-discrete modeling of host-parasitoid population dynamics.  My professional goal is to continue to apply mathematical techniques to biological problems, with an emphasis on collaborative research and undergraduate mentorship.  Below are several figures that summarize some past and present research projects.