I am a PhD candidate in the Maurice Lab at McGill University studying the active role of bacteriophages in the infant gut microbiome. To do so, I use a variety of single-cell techniques combined with viral and bacterial metagenomics. I also maintain our lab’s HPC-hosted Galaxy server and Nanopore sequencing platform.

As a side project I developed and maintain OnePetri, a mobile application which accelerates plaque-counting assays!


  • Infant gut microbiota
  • Bacteriophage-bacteria interactions
  • Microbial ecology


  • PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, 2025

    McGill University

  • BSc in Microbiology & Immunology (Honours), 2020

    McGill University



Flow cytometry & bacterial culturing


Bacterial & viral metagenomics


Development of custom scripts &
HPC deployment

Recent Publications

(2022). Transplantation of bacteriophages from ulcerative colitis patients shifts the gut bacteriome and exacerbates severity of DSS-colitis. Microbiome.


(2021). OnePetri: Accelerating Common Bacteriophage Petri Dish Assays with Computer Vision. PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research.

PDF Code Dataset DOI

(2021). A Window into Evergreen 2021 from the Next Generation of Phage Researchers. PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research.


Relevant Experience


Teaching Assistant

McGill University

Sep 2020 – Present
Teaching assistant for undergraduate SEA-PHAGES phage discovery & genome annotation courses (MIMM 390 / MIMM 391)

Union Representative

Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM)

Sep 2020 – Mar 2022
Union delegate representing teaching assistants employed in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Private Tutor

McGill University

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018
Tutored students in Physical Chemistry (CHEM 203)

Private Tutor

Marianopolis College

Aug 2016 – Jan 2017
Tutored students in General Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I


Learner Award for Teaching Innovation

Issued by the office of the Vice-Dean Education, the goal of these awards is to recognize innovative teaching strategies that are learning- and learner-focused.

Travel Award

Award offered by the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) for travel to the Viruses of Microbes 2024 meeting in Cairns, Australia

Excellence Award

For travel to the 25th Biennial Evergreen International Phage Meeting in Olympia, United States

Doctoral Research Award: Canada Graduate Scholarship to Honor Nelson Mandela (CGS-D)


Gairdner Quebec Science Programs Grant

Doctoral Training Scholarship

Doctoral Research Scholarship

Poster Presentation Award - 1st Place

Publication Award - Prix Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet

Publication award for article entitled ‘Phages in the infant gut: a framework for virome development during early life’

IBD Scholarship

Recognizing post-secondary students living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who demonstrate academic aspiration, community involvement, and strive to sustain an optimal level of wellness.

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS-M)

Master’s Research Scholarship

E.G.D. Murray Prize in Microbiology

Established by friends, students, and colleagues of the late Professor E.G.D. Murray to perpetuate his name at McGill. Awarded to a graduating student achieving high academic merit in the Honours program in Microbiology and Immunology.

Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Undergraduate Research Award (SURA)