I graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2010. I then received my Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in August 2017 for my work with Professor Chris Fang-Yen. In Chris’ lab I developed methods for investigating the neurobiology of the roundworm C. elegans. In addition to genetic, molecular biology, and behavioral methods, I have expertise in image analysis and optics. I am broadly interested in using systems biology approaches to understand the links between brain and behavior.
I am currently a postdoc in Ben de Bivort’s lab at Harvard University, where I am working on identifying neural loci that explain individual fruit fly odor preferences.