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Upon completing my undergraduate degree in chemistry, MS in biology, and medical degree all from Indiana University, and I spent 6 years in pursing my pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. I then completed a fellowship in pediatric intensive care here at Stanford University. Currently, I am a Clinical Assistant Professor and pediatric cardiac intensivist at Stanford. My research focus is on outcomes in cardiac disease, primarily focusing on immune signatures and perturbations in various stages of heart failure and after surgical trauma.
My current academic focus is in end stage heart failure. Working with mentors Daniel Bernstein and Greg Hammer, and we will be using CyTOF (mass cytometry) to profile the immune system in heart failure and ventricular assist device therapy. We are funded internally by the Jackson Vaughan Research Fund and the NIH Cooperative Centers for Translational Research in Human Immunology (CCHI) Pilot Project Grant. We have recently been awarded as the first recipient of the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Early Career Research Grant sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation for this work.