Maria graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. There, she worked in Dr. Nils Walter’s lab studying microRNAs using single molecule techniques. She joined the Vanderbilt IGP and subsequently, the Denison lab in 2015. Her work in the Denison lab focuses on coronavirus antiviral therapies.
Maria successfully defended her dissertation in October 2019 and continued briefly with the Denison lab as a postdoc. She has now entered a post doctoral position at a biotech company in San Francisco.