San Jose, California
I earned a MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and a BS in Biochemistry from St. Mary’s College of California. Interested in the development and commercialization of treatments for ocular pathologies, I helped to design and advance a candidate gene therapeutic for chronic corneal pain during my master’s studies. Prior to studying at USC, I conducted translational (prostate cancer drug development and HIV/AIDS assay design) and basic research (studying complexes involved in protein synthesis) at UCSF, Novartis and Harvard Medical School.
UC Berkeley and the VS program, specifically, leverages highly interdisciplinary techniques and approaches to explore the biological bases of vision. I was attracted to the unique opportunity to work at the interface of several disciplines in one of the most complex and interesting system – the visual system.
Passionate about translational research, I am interested in working on projects that will help to advance human ocular health. Post-graduation, I would like to continue operating in this space in the BioPharma industry.
Hiking, scuba diving, skiing and cooking.