Gene-edited NIH-3T3 Fibroblast Cells | Credit: B. Fletcher & B. Wong | September 30th, 2019

Plan. Execute. Fail. Repeat.

Why Research?

Nothing epitomizes “getting your hands dirty” more than doing wet-bench research in the laboratory.

A scientist in training and engineer in spirit, I’ve come to appreciate the countless skills I’ve developed working in the lab.

The more obvious skills range from being able to grow cells to extract DNA, essentially any action involving the use of a pipette.

On the other hand, the less apparent lessons that I’ve experienced as a researcher have been invaluable as well – wireframing experiments as a form of project management, collaborating with fellow lab members, and my ultimate favorite: getting comfortable with failing and trying again.

For every experimental “success,” I’ve faced a multitude of failures and spent many hours troubleshooting experiments. 

Current Research Interests

Through my diverse experiences in 3 different labs over the last 4 years, I’ve come to develop specific interests in gene-editing and novel therapeutics.

Learn more about what I’m currently up to and what I’ve done.

The Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Nance Lab: Disease-Directed Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

Lazarus Lab

Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai