I grew up in Temperance, Michigan before moving to Columbus, Ohio where I earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. My undergraduate research experience in Dr. Susan Cole’s lab focused on determining the functional relevance of ligand glycosylation in the Notch signaling pathway. I came to Duke in 2017 and joined UPGG. In the Ko lab I study how human genetic variation contributes to differences in susceptibility to infection and related inflammatory disorders. My current project examines the role of an inflammatory chemokine in response to Chlamydia infection.
Hiking, listening to music, exploring Durham’s breweries.