- B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Currently a 1st year student in the MGG PhD program
During my undergraduate studies I joined a research lab that specialized in molecular evolution and completed a research project in molecular phylogenetics. After graduating I worked as a research associate at the Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University. I participated in biomaterials and gene electrotransfer research, largely focusing on regenerative medicine topics such as inducing angiogenesis and creating scaffolds to support cell proliferation in injured tissues. My work at the Center of Bioelectrics furthered my interest in genetics and solidified my interest in research. I decided to pursue a PhD at CMMG because of its impressive research capabilities. My main research interests are gene expression and gene-environment interactions.