What I’ve been up to….

My primary effort has been on COVID19. Our latest papers are here and here. We are primarily interested in the connection between the host receptor for the virus, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme II and the nicotinic receptor for the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.

I’m also deeply involved in an NSF project on AI at the Edge, called SAGE. Which in turn is highly connected to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), which I worked very hard on while I was at NSF.

Finally, I am leading a team working on using NEON environmental microbiome data to explore how continental-scale deposited nitrogen gradients may affect the trajectory of our biosphere.