I am in the process of completing a doctoral degree in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of Maryland in Jacques Ravel's lab.
The lab's main focus is the human vaginal microbiome as it pertains to health and disease. For nearly two years prior to this, I worked in collaboration with Drexel University and GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals to computationally discover novel mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions during respiratory viral and bacterial infection. Part of this work was applied toward completion of my Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
I have undertaken several projects that span my interest of combining computational and experimental biology. A listing of these projects can be found via the Projects page. I am currently working on projects that use computational/bioinformatic and experimental methods to analyze transcriptomic and genomic data so that it can be used to solve clinical problems.