BME - Georgia Tech/Emory
I am a PhD student originally from Morton, Illinois. I received my undergraduate degree in bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I studied the effects of Notch signaling in liver development. I have also conducted research as a part of REU programs at both the Scripps Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health. My current work aims to develop a tissue-engineered cardiac patch for treatment of congenital heart defects. Specifically, I investigate the effects of fiber alignment and inclusion of extracellular matrix-mimicking adhesion factors gelatin and fibronectin on human cardiac progenitor cell behavior .