Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Biomedical Engineering, BS

Johns Hopkins University, 2012-2016

Advisors: Brady Maher, PhD; Andrew Jaffe, PhD

Computational Biology

Carnegie Mellon University, 2019-2023 (expected)

Advisor: Andreas Pfenning, PhD


University of Pittsburgh, 2017-2024 (expected)

Clinical interests: Anesthesia & Addiction

Research Experience

2014-2017 Lieber Institute for Brain Development (Ugrad)

At the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, I worked with scientists Brady Maher and Andrew Jaffe to apply bioinformatics and genomic data science to investigate transcriptomtic changes in a mouse model of developmental delay and intellectual disability, Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS). I investigated PTHS and related syndromic and idiopathic autism spectrum disorder transcriptomics as an undergraduate and post-bac research assistant.

2019-2024 Carnegie Mellon University (Grad)

In the Neurogenomics lab and the Computational Biology PhD program at CMU, I worked with my thesis advisor Andreas Pfenning to investigate the bases for addiction genetic risk at multiple levels of biology. I applied integrative computational and experimental techniques using  single cell transcriptomics and epigenomics of the reward neural circuit, comparative genomics in rodents, non-human primates, and postmortem human tissues. I used these data and models of gene regulatory mechanisms to inquire the cellular and epigenetic mechanisms for substance use disorders. 


Poster Presentations

Awards & Honors