Hi, I'm Jason.
I'm a Hewitt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow with Katrine Whiteson at the University of California: Irvine.
I study the microbial ecology of wastewater, and am currently running a large SARS-CoV-2 wastewater metatranscriptomics detection program in collaboration with the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.
I also study the microbiomes and metabolomes of children and their parents within the NIH Early Childhood Health Outcomes project.
I'm interested in the how the environment, stress, host, and microbes interact, and what these relationships mean in the context of health, microbial ecology, and metabolism.
I completed my PhD with Quinn McFrederick at the University of California: Riverside, where I investigated how pollution affects the microbiomes of honey bees and bumble bees. I also studied the microbes that are associated with various bee species and the functional microbiology of their environments.