about me

I am a molecular and cell biologist with a passion for inflammation. During my PhD studies at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute I studied the inflammasome, a potent, pro-inflammatory multimeric complex implicated in a rapidly expanding number of diseases. I have a developed speciality in applying methods of cell biology to understand the role of transient ion flux in regulating cell-fate signaling cascades and performed the first multiplexed, real-time analysis of two intracellular ions in live cells.

I am currently a research fellow at Mayo Clinic studying the relationship between diet, obesity and disease outcomes in acute pancreatitis.