I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Jacob Lab at Yale University. I am interested in understanding the molecular underpinnings of plant development and how they can be manipulated for beneficial ends. My current work involves developing new tools for plant genome engineering, mainly in Arabidopsis thaliana but I also think about Citrus species.

Previously I have recieved a PhD from The University of Auckland studying photoperiodic flowering Medicago truncatula. I also have a BA in English.

I enjoy reading about genome structure, synthetic biology and the philosophy of science and I like to dabble in bioinformatics and data science.

When not doing science I like to explore new places on foot, listen to podcasts and browse second hand bookshops.


July 2019 - Present
Yale University

Postdoctoral Associate in the Jacob Lab at Yale University. My work involves developing new plant genome editing tools.

March 2015 - March 2019
The University of Auckland

As a PhD candidate I studied photoperiodic flowering in Medicago truncatula.

March 2009 - November 2014
The University of Auckland

As an undergraduate student I received a BSc. (Hons.) in Biology and a BA in English.



This is an R package which provides a selection of colour palettes for data visualisation derived from New Zealand birds


Super cool!