Systems Modeler, PKPD Scientist, and Computational Immunologist
As a systems modeler, I have become fascinated by the intrinsic complexity of disease and immunology. In my current role as a scientist in Preclinical & Translational Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics at Genentech, I embrace that complexity by quantifying biology and pharmacology to inform the design and dosing of new therapies for patients.
My PhD research in the labs of Dr. Denise Kirschner and Dr. Jennifer Linderman examined the adaptive immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. In particular, I employed mathematical and computational modeling techniques to evaluate T cell function across multiple scales. I 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.
Additionally, 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 persistence, teamwork, and creativity are the best tools to find a solution to any given problem.