Scientific Interests

I recently began my MD-PhD training (MSTP) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In 2018, I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Statistics and Biology. I am passionate about scientific research and its intersection with medicine.
Currently, my PhD interests lie in the intersection of neuroscience, genetics, and bioinformatics. I am interested in studying the genetic causes and biological mechanisms of neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. I am interested in using statistical models to discover mechanisms for complex traits. I would then like to use my background in wet bench research to test these proposed mechanisms. I hope that my research will eventually lead to more precise treatments, therapies and diagnostics for genetic diseases.
My passions also include service work, and two years ago I started my own nonprofit, No Longer Voiceless, to assist with the feelings surrounding end of life. We work with end of life patients to collect their stories and create a “Legacy Book” as a way of remembrance. Although a difficult path, this has been a rewarding experience.
At the end of the day, I hope through my work in both science and service I can help to make the world just a little better.