Harvard Medical School MD-PhD Student, BIG PhD Program
I grew up in Oregon, where exploring the outdoors throughout my childhood inspired my love of science and discovery. I left the Pacific Northwest for California when I began college at Stanford, where I studied Human Biology with a concentration in Immunology, Infectious Disease and Global Health and was bitten by the computer science ‘bug.’ I applied my undergraduate studies in computer science and human biology toward an M.S. in Stanford’s Biomedical Informatics program before coming to HMS for graduate school. Currently, I am pursuing further research training through the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics PhD program, interwoven with training in clinical medicine, as a member of the MD-PhD dual degree program. I joined the Raychaudhuri Lab in February 2020. My current research projects focus on statistical methods development for the analysis of single-cell data (e.g., cluster-free identification of single-cell changes associated with any clinical phenotype of interest) and characterizing genomic variants that influence immune function and alter the risk for a Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected individual to develop active TB symptoms.