I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute (LSI). I am fascinated by host-pathogen interactions and more specifically how viruses utilize host cellular machinery for the completion of their life cycles.

My lab studies the virus-host interactions mediating DNA virus entry and is funded through MOSAIC K99/R00 and Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) fellowships. I earned my BS in Microbiology from Michigan State University and my PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University.


"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

Maya Angelou