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Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in the Davis Lab at Harvard University. I study ferns, an ancient and diverse lineage of vascular plants.

Why ferns? Ferns have a unique lifecycle including two distinct stages (gametophyte and sporophyte) that differ from each other dramatically in appearance and physiology. This life cycle makes ferns different from all other land plants, and has important implications for their ecology and evolution. I am particularly interested in how different stages of the fern lifecycle contribute to community assembly processes.

Before coming to Harvard, I majored in Integrative Biology and Japanese Language at UC Berkeley, then completed my Master’s in Biology at the University of Tokyo. My interest in ferns stems from a deep respect and love for the outdoors. When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy hiking, cycling, and observing nature.

Photo Copyright Jean-Yves Meyer
Photo Copyright Jean-Yves Meyer