In 2018, I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Statistics and Biology, where I fell in love with the idea of translational research.
After graduation, I spent my gap year working at the National Institutes of Health under Dr. David Brody investigating amyloid-beta and tau pathology in the setting of traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease
I began my MD-PhD training (MSTP) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2019, where I joined the lab of Dr. Atul Chopra working on various Asprosin based projects.
Currently, my PhD interests lie in the intersection of genetics, neuroendocrinology and neurodegeneration. Clinically, I am interested in pursuing neurology and I am interested in eventually studying the genetic causes and biological mechanisms of neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. I am also interested in using statistical models to discover mechanisms for complex traits and 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.