Python is Weird (an unabashedly biased intro to Python for R users)

Last semester I took a class that used Python. It was my first time really seriously using any programing language other than R. The students were about half engineers and half biologists.

Cupcakes vs. Muffins

One thing I’ve learned from my PhD at Tufts is that I really enjoy working data wrangling, visualization, and statistics in R. I enjoy it so much, that lately I’ve been strongly considering a career in data science after graduation.

Importing data from a LI-COR photosynthesis meter into R

The LI-6400XT is a portable device used to measure photosynthesis in plant leaves. As you take measurements by pressing a button on the device, they are recorded into memory.

Quantifying leafhopper damage with automated supervised classification

As part of my fieldwork in China, I collected harvested tea leaves that were damaged by the tea green leafhopper. I want to quantify the amount of leafhopper damage for each harvest.

Making a website in RStudio

I’ve always thought I should eventually have a professional website for job hunting, but recently I’ve realized that it would be nice to have somewhere to collect my thoughts and contributions all in one place.


An R package for modeling bumblebee colony growth

Generating and analyzing metabolomic data from tea plant volatiles

Poster presentation. Brewed tea is a complex mixture of thousands of organic compounds, many of which change in response to environmental growing conditions and contribute to aroma, taste, and health beneficial qualities. Analyzing such a complex …

Multivariate Statistics for Ecology and Baked Goods

🏆 First place winning 15 minute talk.