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Welcome to my website! I am an environmental microbiologist and a professor at Keene State College, located in New Hampshire, USA. This website contains information about my work as a Professor, the classes I teach, my academic research and more. If you are a student please email me if you have any questions or would like to work with me on a project. If you are interested in my larger professional profile, please visit me on Research Gate or LinkedIn.

I’m also a co-founder of the Keene State College STEM Fair for middle school aged students, if you’re interested in that go to this website.

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Me (l) and my (now graduated) student Sarah Sanders (r).


Be inspired by Kate Rubins! I got to see this live at ASM Microbe! My favourite part....when she says "when we go to Mars...". Repeatedly.