I am an Immunology PhD student co-advised by Lance Prince and Nima Aghaeepour. In 2017, I received my BS in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley. In 2019, I received my MS in Environmental Health and Toxicology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For my master’s thesis, I worked in the lab of Dr. Fenna Sillé to understand the effects of arsenic, a common water contaminant, on influenza disease susceptibility and vaccine efficacy. Before starting my PhD in 2021, I worked as a research assistant at Stanford in the lab of Dr. Anne Brunet where I contributed to projects to study the effects of aging on neural stem cell proliferation.
My research interests involve understanding how perturbations during development or early life influence an individual’s health trajectory. Specifically, I am interested in how lung inflammation during development contributes to bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants.
I enjoy golfing, baking, traveling, trying new coffee shops, and going to football games (Go Bears ?).