Hometown: East Lyme, Connecticut
Undergrad Institution: Assumption College, Worcester, MA
Undergrad major: BA Chemistry (ACS-accredited); BA Cellular, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
What is your research focus?
I am interested in genetics and the cardiovascular system, particularly mechanisms of intercellular communication which contribute to muscle tissue development and homeostasis
What question/problem do you hope to help solve as a scientist?
I hope to develop in vitro technologies to increase agricultural production and to improve access to food globally.
What do you like about training at JAX?
JAX has the resources of a world-leading scientific research institute, but is still able to maintain a strong small-town feeling of a close-knit community. And when an experiment fails, taking a hike up Cadillac Mountain always helps.
Share something you have learned from your PI that makes you a better/wiser/more efficient scientist.
Don't let the fear of failure prevent scientific exploration, but be ready with a back-up plan.