I grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University in 2016 with B.S. in Immunology & Infectious Disease and B.S. in Toxicology. During undergrad, I worked with Dr. David Hughes to investigate the mechanism of transmission of Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato, more commonly known as the zombie-ant fungus. I joined the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program immediately after graduating and have since completed the didactic and clerkship years of medical school and am currently working in the Crowe & Skaar Labs.
I joined the Crowe and Skaar Labs in fall 2018 and am co-mentored by Dr. James E. Crowe and Dr. Eric Skaar. My research focuses on isolating and characterizing human antibodies to Acinetobacter baumannii and other gram-negative pathogens.