I am a MOSAIC K99/R00, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) fellow and a postdoctoral researcher in the Tsai lab at the University of Michigan. I am fascinated by host-pathogen interactions and more specifically how viruses utilize host cellular machinery for the completion of their life cycles. I earned my BS in Microbiology from Michigan State University and my PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Northwestern University.

My goal is to one day run my own research lab studying virus-host interactions while mentoring the next generation of young scientists.


"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