Previous Institution: Northeastern University
Originally from northern New Jersey, I attended Northeastern University for my undergraduate studies, majoring in Biochemistry. During my time at Northeastern, I worked as a co-op student for the Analytical Chemistry team within the Oncology Chemistry group at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. There, I got my first experience with mass-spectrometry.
Since graduating from Northeastern in 2015, I have worked at the Broad Institute as a member of the Proteomics Platform. During my time there, I worked on multiple proteogenomic projects with an aim to characterize diseases, such as breast cancer and lung adenocarcinoma, using mass-spectrometry based proteomics. Looking beyond global proteome profiles, I have also taken interest into studying various post-translational modifications in the context of such diseases. Additionally, I have focused on developing methods to optimize the accuracy and reproducibility of mass-spectrometry based proteomics. In the future, I am looking to expand my technique skill set and explore topics such as gene expression and epigenetics.
Outside of lab, I enjoy traveling, learning about new cultures, and rock climbing. I especially love learning about different cultures by exploring their unique cuisines. I also like trying new and exciting activities such as hang gliding, paragliding, and cliff diving.