I am interested in the developmental mechanisms governing cardiovascular and skeletal muscle growth and maturation.
My research interests involve elucidating the cellular mechanisms governing cardiovascular and skeletal muscle growth and development. My doctoral work at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry focused on the role of muscle stem cells during postnatal murine growth. Additionally, I investigated the impact of cytotoxic cancer therapies on postnatal muscle growth, as well as the implications for aging. My postdoctoral work with Dr. Nadia Rosenthal focuses on growth factor signaling during postnatal cardiovascular and skeletal muscle development. Overall, my work aims to translate these developmental mechanisms to aging and disease conditions.