Previous Institution: Wellesley College
In 2014, I graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Neuroscience. During my time at Wellesley, I worked in the lab of Dr. Marc Tetel on his research in the field of neuroendocrinology. For my senior thesis, we found evidence that estradiol-induced PR isoforms are differentially expressed in regions of the mouse brain that are associated with sexual behavior.
After graduation, I was eager to gain more experience in research. In particular, I wanted to explore different subfields of biology so I joined the lab of Dr. Daniel Kalderon in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University as a Research Assistant. Through my research in the Kalderon lab, I became interested in developmental biology and the use of modern imaging techniques, such as live cell imaging, to investigate aspects of development that were previously unable to be examined.
I am excited to start graduate school at Columbia and to rotate in labs that combine my interest in neural development with the development and implementation of new imaging techniques. When I am not in the lab, I enjoy watching movies and baseball as well as exploring NYC with my new Columbia friends!