I am from Lighthouse Point, Florida, currently residing in Adams House. I am concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and am particularly interested by neurological and immune disorders, and understanding the basic developmental processes that are involved with the creation and maintenance of those systems.
During my freshman spring, I began working in the Eggan lab under the direction of Dr. Aaron Burberry. We are working on elucidating the function of the C9ORF72 gene, a gene implicated as a potential candidate for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) onset and progression. Particularly, we are investigating its potential role in the immune system by studying a C9ORF72 knockout mouse model.
Other than conducting research, I enjoy spending time being involved around campus. I am one of the co-directors of the Freshman Intramural program. I am a Peer Advising Fellow for freshman living in Hurlbut, serve on the Adams House Committee as the House Secretary, and am a member of the Club Climbing team.