I'm currently a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow in Carolyn Bertozzi's lab in the department of Chemistry at Stanford University. My research focuses on understanding the immune evasion mechanisms mycobacteria deploy to establish and transmit infection.
I completed my Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in the laboratory of Lalita Ramakrishnan. My graduate work was supported by an NSF graduate research fellowship and a University of Washington training grant in bacterial pathogenesis. In 2015, I was awarded the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student award for my thesis work.
Additional interests include biking, surfing, kayaking, and spending as much time outside as possible.