About me


My primary research interest is utilizing high-throughput techniques and large data sets to understand how gene expression is regulated in mammalian cells.

These days, I’m learning all about canine genetics while working as a Research Scientist at Embark Vet. I’m very excited to use my genomics training to improve dog (and human!) health.

My previous position was as a post-doctoral researcher in John Lis‘s group in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics at Cornell University. I researched enhancers that are functional during stresses responses and their regulation. I wish optimized an assay for identifying changes in transcription.
Before that, I was a post-doctoral researcher with Tracy Johnson in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at UCLA. There, I researched the interplay between chromatin and co-transcriptional splicing in macrophages.
I received my PhD in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular, & Cellular Biology at Cornell University from work I performed in Andrew Grimson‘s lab. My research included:
  • I also strongly believe science should be both openly accessible and transparently reproducible.
  • I have extensive experience with mammalian tissue culture, molecular biology, analyzing next-generation sequencing data, and using Python and R.
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