THE ADVANCED THERAPEUTICS LABORATORY
FALL 2020 & SPRING 2021 | Mentor: Rebecca Cook, Ph.D.
Generation of a NanoLuciferase cell reporter via CRISPR-Cas9 endogenous gene-tagging of RICTOR & MCL-1 in triple-negative breast cancer
FALL 2019 & SPRING 2020 | Mentor: R. Brock Fletcher, NSF Graduate Fellow
Layer-by-layer porous silicon nanoparticles (LbL-pSiNPs): Non-viral vectors for DNA delivery
SUMMER 2019 | Mentor: R. Brock Fletcher, NSF Graduate Fellow
Generation of gene-editing reporter cell lines using CRISPR-Cas9
SUMMER 2017 | Mentor: Chad Curtis, Ph.D. & Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D.
Researched the effect of the brain microenvironment on the stability and colloidal behavior of polymer-functionalized nanoparticles. Co-authored the research article Colloidal stability as a determinant of nanoparticle behavior in the brain in Colloids & Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.
SUMMER 2018 | Mentor: Susmita Khamrui, Ph.D. & Michael Lazarus, Ph.D.
Conducted biochemical experimentation supporting structural discovery of the unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1 (ULK1) protein kinase via protein isolation & purification techniques. Compiled 51 scientific research articles into a 21-page literature review relating autophagy & cancer therapies.