Interested in how the Wnt signaling pathway influences patterning of the mammalian cochlea during development.
I received my B.S. in bioengineering from the University of Maine. Immediately after graduation I joined the Munnamalai Lab as a research assistant and then a postbaccalaureate researcher . Currently, I am a pre-doc student in the University of Maine's GSBSE program. I am in interested in how cell fate and specific patterning is established during development, and I enjoy developing quantitative methods to better understand this. My project specifically investigates the influence of Wnt signaling on the patterning of the cochlear epithelium during early time points of development. I aim to characterize how disruptions in patterning early on can affect the proper formation of a mature cochlea.