Biography

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I have a PhD from the Physics Department at Harvard University, specializing in biophysics. I worked in the Levine Lab studying interactions between the systemic and cell level stress responses in C. elegans. My doctoral work included: 

  • Imaging and quantifying molecular components of the heat shock stress response in C. elegans using microfluidics and fluorescence microscopy.
  • Adapting image analysis techniques to rapidly analyze 3000+ frames of data per experiment.
  • Modeling the spatial and temporal modes of activation of the heat shock stress response, primarily in MATLAB.
  • Collaborating and communicating regularly with scientists spanning the sub-fields of physics and biology.

I've contributed talks and posters at 8 interdisciplinary meetings or conferences, including the International Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) Meeting (June 2017), Quantitative Biology (qBio) Conference (July 2016), International Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) Meeting (July 2016), Boston Area Worm Meeting (May 2016), Wormbridge (May 2016) and C. elegans International Meeting (June 2015). I also served as the Lab Safety Officer.

I also specialize in science communication, education, and outreach, including science writing and media content production.  Previously, I've freelance written for Harvard's Science in the News online publication Signal to Noise, produced digital videos for social media with PBS NOVA, and organized ComSciCon, a national science communication workshop for graduate students. For more information, please visit my LinkedIn or personal website.