Biomedical scientist interested in uncovering the interactions between genes and environment that dictate the occurrence and form of disease.
I have a background in research and model development in glaucoma, diabetes, and COVID-19. My current interests include using single cell and spatial transcriptomic technologies to investigate disease mechanisms and improving translation of animal research using genetically diverse models and cross-species analyses.
2014 The Barbara and Joseph Cohen Endowmen
2013 Immunology Training Fellowship, The Jackson Laboratory
2011 National Eye Institute Travel Grant, ARVO
2011 Pathology Research Day Poster Award, University of Rochester Medical School.
2008 Vision Training Fellowship, University of Rochester.
2007 Pathology Graduate Program Award, University of Rochester Medical School.
2001 Awarded Scholars Medal by Schreyers Honor College, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.