Graduate Student Directory
MGM Graduate Student
215 Jones Building
Box 3020 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: (919) 668-9234
Fax: (919) 684-2790
Research Interest: Microbial pathogenesis, innate immunity
I am originally from Cromwell, Connecticut, and I earned my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Here at Duke, I am a member of the Tobin lab where I study the innate immune response to mycobacteria via the M. marinum infection model in zebrafish--a model that closely parallels the pathology observed in Mtb infections in humans.
Outside of the lab, I have had and continue to have lots of fun with my involvement in MGM’s outreach program, which travels to schools in the area and teaches younger students basic principles of biology, and even some genetics, in an interactive activity/demonstration-oriented manner. I am also an avid basketball fan and have been lucky enough to be a winner in Duke’s graduate student lottery for season tickets two years in a row, and I plan on making my best effort to attend as many games as possible during my time at Duke.
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