I now have the pleasure of working in the lab of Dr. James Nagy. My work in the Nagy Lab focuses on inverse problems in spectral microscopy. More specifically, we develop algorithms for the unmixing and classification of spectral micrographs.
Kong Lab | 2015-2018
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
I joined the lab of Dr. Jun Kong when I began my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Emory University. Together, we worked on a variety of projects from gigapixel image registration to bee tracking to spectral unmixing methods.
Borisy Lab | 2010-2015
Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA & Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
After completing my Fulbright Scholarship, I returned to the US to work as a Research Assistant III in the lab of Dr. Gary Borisy. My research involved the development of spectral microscopy techniques for exploring the human oral microbiome. In addition to conducting wet bench experiments, I spent much of my time behind microscopes and computers working on new methods
van den Heuvel Lab | 2009-2010
Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
During my Fulbright Scholarship, I worked at Utrecht University in the lab of Dr. Sander van den Heuvel. There, I studied the anchoring mechanism of the cell division protein LIN-5 in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans.
Central Microscopy Facility | 2007-2010 (seasonal)
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
I had the pleasure of working as a Microscopy Technician under the supervision of Louis Kerr at the MBL’s Central Microscopy Facility for many Summers. Louie introduced me to all manner of imaging equipment, and gave me the space to learn, share, and fall in love with microscopy. Despite the MBL being located near beautiful Cape Cod beaches, I was more than happy to spend my Summers in dark rooms listening to the hums of resonance scanners.
Morris Lab | 2006-2009
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
I joined the lab of Dr. Robert Morris, a.k.a. Dr. Bob, during my sophomore year at Wheaton College. His ragtag band of biology misfits introduced me to the exciting world of Cell and Developmental Biology. Under his guidance, I completed my thesis on the “Identification and Analysis of the Sea Urchin Ciliary Proteome.”
Bowen Lab | 2003-2005
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
I was never a de facto member of Dr. Jeffery Bowen’s lab, but it was under his supervision that I made my first biological discoveries. I attended his “Whale of a Mystery” Summer program as a teenager, and found myself bitten by the Biology bug. Ever since, Dr. Bowen has been my mentor, advisor, teacher, friend, and all-around life coach.