Previous Institution: Princeton University
I am originally from British Columbia, Canada. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology with a certificate in Neuroscience from Princeton University. After graduation, I worked for at Rockefeller University where I carried out neurological research modeling food as an addictive substance and examining the neuronal pathways that reinforce maladaptive behaviors such as binge eating, which lead to obesity. I am now a graduate student at Columbia University, where I am a member of the Pe'er laboratory of computational systems biology. My research in the Pe'er lab focuses on extracting information from high-dimensional single-cell data and using it to build models which allow us identify rare cell populations such as drug resistant tumor cells.