Chemical Engineering Ph.D. with drive and passion to represent, as well as mentor, those in the STEM fields. Please feel free to contact me with consulting inquiries.

Research Highlights

I recently accepted a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the Popel Systems Biology Lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. My research will be focused on building a multi-scale model, molecular through tissue scale, to 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.