Joined Mar 2 2014
I’m a final year PhD candidate working on using engineering tools to analyze the cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. I have also collaborated on a project to understand the mechanical properties of arteries and its correlation to cardiovascular disease.
In the process, I enjoyed successfully mentoring other students in research and their academic development. I handled leadership roles both in research supervising undergraduate students in the laboratory as well as being a President of the Graduate association in our department coordinating a team of people in organizing social and networking events to further professional development.
My future research interests are drug delivery using nanoparticles, developing novel tools to understand biological mechanisms, investigating potential therapeutics for diseases, and epigenetic mechanisms. My goal is to build on my career in order to establish myself as a sound researcher and scientist who can independently supervise new projects that contribute significantly to disease research and complete them successfully.