Hi! My name is Serina and I am passionate about applying statistical learning and data mining techniques to environmental microbiology. I am currenty a postdoctoral fellow at the ETH Zürich in the lab of Prof. Dr. Jörn Piel.
I did my graduate work in microbiology and bioinformatics in Dr. Larry Wackett’s lab where I am using genome mining and machine learning to predict microbial biosynthesis of beta-lactone natural products.
From 2015-2016 I was a Fulbright research student in Tromsø, Norway. During my Fulbright I was a member of Dr. Mette M. Svenning‘s microbiology lab at UiT: The Arctic University of Norway. My project with the Svenning group investigated the temperature adaptation of a type of bacteria (methanotrophs) that consume the greenhouse gas, methane. In 2019, we published our findings from this work in PNAS.