I graduated from Tulane University in 2015 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. From there I spent a year and a half as a research technician at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center studying nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide signaling in heart failure. Then I moved to Washington University in St. Louis, where I did single cell sequencing experiments on kidney biopsies and organoids to develop an atlas of kidney cell populations.
My dissertation research is focused on the roles of basophils in regulating malaria parasite infection and development in the mammalian host, malaria-induced degradation of the gut barrier, the balance of type 1 and type 2 immunity in the host, and transmission of parasites to Anopheles stephensi. I’m planning to graduate in May 2022 and am looking forward to a career in immunology of human diseases.
- Quality Control Chemist, Phoenix Formulations, Tempe, AZ.