I first learned to apply mathematical models to chemical and biological systems in 2007 and haven’t looked back since.
Transition to Industry
In January of 2016 I took the leap from academia into industry. I am currently an Engineer at Rosa and Co, LLC.
Academic Research Highlights
After finishing my dissertation, I moved back East to be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Popel Systems Biology Lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. My research focused on building multi-scale models, molecular through tissue scale, to study immune checkpoint blockade therapies for immuno-oncology and investigate the progression of breast cancer metastasis.
I successfully defended my Chemical Engineering Ph.D. dissertation, with distinction, on April 29th, 2014.
My dissertation research was focused on membrane proteins implicated in various forms of cancer progression. I developed spatial stochastic mathematical models to study how transmembrane protein kinetics and dynamics impact activation of signaling pathways in the cell. I also developed an algorithm to reconstruct cellular membrane confinement zones from Single Particle Tracking (SPT) data.
I received dual Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering (B.Ch.E.) and Quantitative Biology (B.S.) from the University of Delaware in 2010. While at the University of Delaware, my research focused on developing a deterministic multi-scale process model to aid in creating an online controller for MAb glycosylation.