• Title Graduate Student – Layne Lab
  • Education B.S. Biochemistry, Loyola University of Chicago
    M.S. Kinesiology, University of Central Florida
  • Office Layne Lab, K219
  • Area of Interest Adipose tissue fibrosis, Intracellular adipose signaling

My research career began at Loyola University of Chicago where I majored in biochemistry. As a Women in Science Engaging Research (WISER) fellow, I worked in the lab of Dr. Ken Olsen researching hemoglobin based blood substitutes. After my undergraduate degree, I pursed a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Central Florida researching the role of IL-6 on the AKT pathways in rotentone models of Parkinson’s disease.My goal as a researcher has always been to integrate basic and applied science to better serve the ideas of exercise/nutritional interventions while developing preventative approaches to human disease. With my goals in mind, I joined the lab of Dr. Matt Layne as a Ph.D. student in the summer of 2022 where I will be focusing on fibrosis, mechanical stiffness, and intracellular signaling of adipose tissue.

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