I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry with minors in Mathematics and Biomaterial Engineering from Alfred University in Alfred, New York. Here, I was a member of the women's cross country, soccer, and track and field teams. I studied viral-host protein interactions between the NS5A protein of Hepatitus C virus and Elongin B and C of the human Cullin 5 ubiquitin ligase complex (Thesis Advisor: Dr. Geoff Lippa). In addition, I have completed an REU at the University of Minnesota studying potential pentapeptide substrates for rat (Rattus norvegicus) farnesyltransferase (PI: Dr. Mark Distefano).
Diseases, disorders, and pathogens that effect the nervous system.
Programs and Training Centers
Honors and Awards
- 2021-2022 Homer F. Braddock Scholarship in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics