B.S. in Biology, UNC Chapel Hill
I am a student in the UCSF- UC Berkeley Graduate Program in Bioengineering. My general research interests include mechanisms of infectious disease, metabolic engineering, and therapeutic R&D.
Access to proper nutrition and consistent medical treatment presents a substantial challenge in developing countries. Living therapeutics, such as engineered commensal microbes, hold great potential to address these challenges. For my graduate training, I look to identify novel therapeutic candidates by studying host-pathogen interactions and engineer commensal bacteria to produce these compounds de novo.