Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
I first joined the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering in 2017 as a lab tech after graduating from Columbia University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. During my time as a technician, I focused on applying gene editing approaches to stem cells in order to better model and treat cardiovascular diseases. In 2019, I decided to stay in the lab to pursue a PhD. My current projects focus on incorporating an immune component into human engineered cardiac tissues in order to investigate their impact on tissue function and phenotype, as well as exploring the role sex-specificity plays in in vitro cardiac (patho)physiological function.
Tissue Engineering, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, Stem Cell
Fun Fact About Me
I love to dance! I spend time a lot of my time outside of lab in the dance studio practicing and competing ballroom dancing.
Achievements of Interest
I recently published my first first-author review paper in Nature Materials Reviews, titled "A framework for developing sex-specific engineered heart models".