Welcome to my website!
I am a Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) at Florida International University (FIU).
I study epigenetic processes within the context of global change marine biology in Dr. Jose Eirin-Lopez's Environmental Epigenetics Lab (EELab).
Please feel free to explore this site to learn more about me, read about my research interests, or view my CV.
Our work investigating transgenerational effects in purple sea urchins has recently been published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. This work was published as two companion manuscripts in which we examined how parental environment affected maternal provisioning and offspring phenotype (Wong et al. 2019), as well as how parental environment affected DNA methylation patterns in offspring (Strader et al. 2019). See Publications for more.
My work examining the transcriptomic profile of red sea urchins, Mesocentrotus franciscanus, during their early development is in press in Marine Genomics. I examined how gene expression patterns changed in developing embryos and identified the timing of the maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT) in M. franciscanus. See Publications for more.
I am excited to be joining the Environmental Epigenetics Lab (EELab) at Florida International University (FIU) this Fall as a Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar within the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE). I will be investigating the role of epigenetic processes in marine invertebrate responses to changing ocean conditions.