Research Interests:Infection and Immunity, Microbiome, Antibiotic Resistance, Synthetic Biology
Being a part of a traveling military family, I mostly grew up in Virginia where I later attended the University of Virginia. While there, I obtained my degree in Biology and worked in Dr. Daniel Engel’s lab screening for small molecule inhibitors of both Influenza and Dengue virus using a yeast growth model. I also served on Team Virginia in the 2013 International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM) competition where we put forth a unique “minicell” drug delivery vehicle. In the end, shifting research interests, great cost of living, positive atmosphere and caliber of education all led me to Duke.
When free, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, reading, playing piano and tennis.