I am a PhD candidate with 8+ years of cancer research experience, and I joined Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic's lab in 2016 because I am passionate about innovating cancer research and excited to help shape the future of oncology. My thesis work is focused on the development of new multi-tissue microfluidic platforms for the evaluation of chemotherapeutic anti-tumor activity, off-target healthy tissue toxicities, and modeling of the metastatic cascade.
In 2013 I graduated cum laude with a B.A. in the biological sciences from Cornell University. There, I completed an honors thesis on bacterial genetics, specifically the dynamics of the DNA replication machinery, under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph E. Peters. From 2013 to 2015, I worked in the lab of Dr. Scott A. Armstrong at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where I became a founding member of the Center for Epigenetic Research by establishing a successful, first-of-its-kind, automated epigenetic and computational analysis core facility. Let's connect on Twitter or LinkedIn and get to know each other better!