I am a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. My dissertation examines diagnostic uncertainty in medicine, with a focus on the history of cystic fibrosis. I have published articles in the history of medicine and biology, bioethics, biology education, and molecular immunology.
Before embarking on a career as a historian, I was initially trained as a biologist, receiving an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and a PhD in Virology from the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard University. After post-doctoral research, I spent over a decade teaching undergraduate students in the classroom and in the laboratory. Most recently, I was on the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College, where I taught courses in cell and molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, and immunology.
In my free time, I enjoy taking photomicrographs of cells, as shown below.