I was born in Canada, and I graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a degree in the Biological Sciences. While there, I worked in Dr. Chun Han’s lab studying cues that help determine neuron cell fate in Drosophila melanogaster during metamorphosis, a period when the larval nervous system undergoes major changes to suit the different functional demands of an adult one. I came to Duke because the broad range of research conducted by the faculty members, which would allow me to explore many research directions to find one that I am best suited for. I ended up joining Dr. Dong Yan’s lab, where I am studying the molecular mechanisms behind glial cell development in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy jogging, cooking, and eating around Durham’s robust food scene.