Molecular and Translational Medicine
BS – Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008
I am currently working in Dr. Ian Rifkin’s laboratory. I am studying the role of interferon regulatory factor-5 (IRF5) in lupus and lupus associated atherosclerosis. IRF5 is a transcription factor that acts downstream of Toll-like receptors and promotes lupus pathogenesis. My overall research interests lie in determining how IRF5 contributes to disease progression in mouse models of lupus-associated atherosclerosis as well as at the molecular level.