Mammographic calcifications serve as informative breast cancer markers, with clinical evidence suggesting their association with a more aggressive, metastatic form of the disease. By leveraging expertise and techniques from materials science, tissue engineering, and cell biology, I hope to employ physiologically relevant model systems to elucidate the potential functional relationship between the presence of these calcifications and osteolytic bone metastasis.
I received my B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the Fischbach lab, I worked as a Research Associate in the Cancer Genomics group at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Cornell University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.