I am a graduate student in the Human Evolutionary Biology PhD program at Harvard University. My current research examines the molecular mechanisms that control tendon tissue growth and evolution in primates. Specifically, I use tools from genomics and molecular & cellular biology to study the transcriptomic and cis regulatory mechanisms involved in postnatal tendon growth in a mouse model. In order to do this integrative research, I split my time between the Capellini lab, which is in my home department, and the Galloway lab at Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Regenerative Medicine.
In addition to my research, I am passionate about science outreach and regularly participate in informal science education through the Boston Museum of Science and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.