I was drawn to research because the nearly endless learning opportunities appealed to my insatiable curiosity. I was born in California and earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, and my PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I joined the Ciorba lab as a Postdoc in June of 2014, where I have continued my education in the fascinating fields of epithelial biology and cancer. When I’m not in the lab, I like to experience science directly in the field by running, hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, and swimming.
Awards: Lawrence C. Pakula, MD IBD Fellow – 2018-19
NIH T32 Training Grant appointment (3T32DK077653-24S1)
W. M. Keck Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis (declined)