Breast cancer cells preferentially metastasize to skeletal bone, yet the molecular mechanisms by which this process occurs remain largely undefined. Due to the dynamic mechanical environment within the skeleton, elucidating the role of mechanical cues in breast cancer cell homing to bone is critical to understanding the progression of bone metastasis. Specifically, I am interested in investigating how mechanical stimulation regulates the localization of breast cancer cells to bone via altered signaling between tumor cells and other cell types such as mesenchymal stem cells.
I received my B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University in May 2014. My hobbies include photography, reading, and exploring new places and foods.