Molecular biology techniques
CRISPR/Cas9 in zebrafish and nematodes
My insatiable curiosity for life and all its mysteries has led me down many paths. I've created chainmail armor and jewelry, built several websites and blogs, written 2 novels, published a short story and a novella, created 3D graphics and animations,
, and carried out several scientific research experiments.
I have been writing for years, but they were short scribbles of random information. It wasn't until I started writing a short story, "The Dragon's Den," that I discovered my love for writing. That story is currently on the back burner as I didn't know enough about plot structure at the time to write a full, publishable novel. To date, I have published a novella and a short story. I have two novels and another novella in progress right now.
While at UCF, my interest in biology deepened. During my Junior year, I switched my graduate plans from Physical Therapy to Bioengineering. It was the best decision I've ever made. In May 2016, I graduated with my M.Eng. in biomedical engineering from Boston University. For my capstone project, my three-person team designed and developed a novel medical device for use in interventional cardiology. I love being in the lab, performing research experiments, and discovering novel therapies. My current research at Boston Children's Hospital focuses on elucidating the genetic mechanisms underlying angiogenesis.