I am a computational scientist, educator, and advocate for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. I have research experience in the following research areas:
1) Molecular simulation of biomimetic oligomers
2) Modeling quenching in materials for solar energy conversion
3) Developing coarse-grained models for protein recognition
4) Applying machine learning to identify bacterial genomic biomarkers of disease activity
Outside of the lab I work to improve the integrity and reproducibility of research involving human subjects with fatal and chronic diseases.
As an educator, I am passionate about improving opportunities for populations that are under-represented in science.
In my free time I serve as a member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Patient Education Advisory Board.