I earned my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in November 2010 and have had excellent opportunities throughout my research career thus far both as a Ph.D. student, as a Post-doctoral Fellow, and now as a Research Fellow. My PhD. thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Colin Brauner, focused on the evolution of oxygen uptake and delivery in fishes and the mechanisms used to maintain performance during stress.
Upon completing my Ph.D., I worked with Prof. David J. Randall (emeritus, UBC), at the City University of Hong Kong as a Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2011) where I investigated the role of secondary circulatory systems during stress in fish. In 2011, I was awarded an Australian Research Council “Super Science Fellowship” at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook University (JCU). Here at the CoECRS, I am currently a Senior Research Fellow (Assistant Professor level in North America) and was just awarded an ARC Discovery Grant (early career) to fund the next 3 years of my research. Broadly, my research program addresses coral reef fish adaptation and the resilience of coral reef ecosystems to climate change.