I am interested in the interplay of cell cycle control and LncRNAs as they relate to AML therapy resistance.
I did my undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University where my first research project was studying the crosstalk between Notch Signaling and HIF1a in angiogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Diana Ramírez-Bergeron. Additionally I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Aaron Proweller studying Notch signaling as it related to vascular smooth muscle cell biology. I then attended the NYU Grossman School of Medicine to complete my PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory David where my dissertation focused on the role of the chromatin-regulator Sin3B to coordinate differentiation and cell cycle in the hematopoietic system. I am interested in cell cycle regulation and progression as it relates to other fundamental biological processes and am currently focused on the role of quiescence in modulating therapy resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.