I was born in Chicago but lived in many different states. I started research during high school where I did two summer internships in Dr. Joyce Goldstein’s lab at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. I studied gene regulation of CYP2C9 and specifically histone modifications involved in transcriptional changes during my internships. During my undergraduate experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I worked in Dr. Aaron Hoskin’s lab studying the spliceosome in S. cerevisae. I was involved in two projects studying the function of spliceosome proteins and helping characterize their function.
Currently, I am in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Case Western Reserve University and working on my PhD in Dr. John Letterio’s lab. I am investigating different pharmaceutical treatment options and their mechanisms of action for multiple myeloma.