All people encounter, inhale, and ingest fungi on a daily basis. Although only several hundred of the estimated five million species of fungi worldwide cause disease in humans, advances in medical technologies and the global AIDS pandemic have dramatically increased our susceptibility to fungal disease.

Selected Achievements

Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases (2014)

Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America (2012)

Young Investigator Award, American Society of Microbiology (2009)