What I am about
MD/PhD candidate | MedTech Innovator | Science Rehashed Co-Founder | Fulbright Scholar | INIA Biosciences Co-Founder
I am an MD-PhD candidate at Boston University School of Medicine interested in developing translational technologies to tackle clinical unmet needs. I graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a B.A. in Biology and Society and a minor in Cognitive Science. I discovered neuroscience during my year abroad at Oxford University, where I worked on research projects aimed at understanding the basis of working memory and was immediately captivated by the complexity of the brain. My thesis work, conducted at Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital under the supervision of pioneers in Alzheimer’s genetics and cellular modeling, focuses on applying nanomedicine and neuromodulation as novel treatments and drug delivery tools for Alzheimer’s disease. I have an interdisciplinary and translational approach to research with the intent to bridge the gap between the bench and the bedside. To that end, I went beyond my PhD work and spent time on a Fulbright/Swiss Excellence Fellowship to create the next generation of smart, multi-functional biomedical microrobots for minimally invasive therapy at the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab where the smallest biomedical robots were invented.