I am a physician scientist at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, with a clinical and research focus in stem cell transplantation. Prior training includes earning MD and PhD degrees through the combined program at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where I investigated the role of the cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor p21 in suppression of inflammatory cytokine production and treating inflammatory diseases. This project led to the publication of two first-author peer-reviewed articles, several middle-author publications, and a significant review article. I subsequently completed Pediatrics residency at the University of California Los Angeles/Mattel Children's Hospital and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Stanford. Currently I'm an Instructor of Pediatrics in the division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine.
My long-term career goal is to develop a research program focusing on immune tolerance in stem cell transplantation and become a leader in the development of improved therapies for preventing or treating graft-versus-host disease. As such, I am excited about my ongoing work in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Negrin, focusing on the expansion and functional enhancement of regulatory T cells and invariant natural killer T cells. This work is currently supported by a St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellowship, and has previously received funding from the Stanford Child Health Research Institute.
- Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
- Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation
Instructor, Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation
Medical Education: St Louis University School of Medicine (2011) MO
Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship (2017) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2015)
Residency: University of California - Los Angeles (2014) CA
PhD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (2009)