I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a minor degree in French (2011).
My previous research mentors have been Henk Roelink (University of California, Berkeley) and Aurnab Ghose (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune).
My project at the Roelink lab involved developing the cell-lines and expression constructs to test if calcium ions were acting second messengers upon activation of the Sonic hedgehog signaling pathway. Under Aurnab Ghose’s mentorship, I worked on oxidative stress on the neuronal cytoskeleton.
As a masters student in the Stubbs lab, I worked towards characterizing certain zinc finger protein encoding genes during mouse embryonic and postnatal development, and primarily used in situ hybridization to study their gene expression patterns.
From the Stubbs lab, I moved on to join Scott Holley‘s lab as a Postgraduate Associate in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University.