• Title Graduate Student
  • Education BSc: Johns Hopkins
    MS: Bioinformatics, Boston University
  • Office K6, Perissi Lab

My primary research interest is in the study of metabolism and metabolic disorders. I received my B.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management from the Johns Hopkins University. While there, I worked under Dr. Saul Roseman researching methods to engineer bacteria capable of generating biofuels from natural sources of chitin. After graduating in 2011, I spent several years working in Business Development in the Technology and Innovation Development Office at Boston Children’s Hospital. During this time, I also earned my M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from Boston University where my Master’s project focused on analyzing next generation sequencing data from individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

I became a graduate student in the department of Biochemistry and Dr. Valentina Perissi’s laboratory in the summer of 2016. I wanted to use the skills I gained from my previous experiences in bioinformatics and business to contribute to our fundamental understanding of science. I’m hoping to study the transcriptional and non-transcriptional role of GPS2 in the context of various metabolic disease states through both computational and molecular approaches. I’ve also had the privilege of teaching on several occasions and hope to remain connected to science education in the future.

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