I joined the lab in July 2020 after completing two years of General Surgery residency at NYU-Brooklyn to study whole lung tissue engineering utilizing the cross-circulation platform developed in the lab and induction of immunotolerance in kidney transplantation. As part of the lung team, I am currently working on developing a large animal model of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, decellularization and recellularization of lung tissue in situ, and the use of mesenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles as a therapy for severe lung injury.
In 2008, I received my BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Claremont McKenna College. After completing the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Johns Hopkins, I worked in the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases investigating the genetic basis of anti-malarial resistance in the human malarias. I earned my medical degree at the University of Maryland in 2018 and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2017.