PhD candidate and computational immunologist at University of Michigan Medical School
My current research as a PhD candidate in the labs of Dr. Denise Kirschner and Dr. Jennifer Linderman examines the adaptive immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. In particular, I focus on the evaluation of potential vaccination strategies by employing mathematical and computational modeling techniques. I have worked on projects ranging from T cell exhaustion within a single granuloma to modeling the immunogenicity of TB vaccines in both preclinical and clinical trials.
In addition to my PhD work, I have pursued research in the fields of bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, and sports data analytics. Overall, I enjoy employing interdisciplinary techniques to discover and explain biological phenomenon.
I firmly believe that determination, teamwork, and creativity are the best tools to find a solution to any given problem.