BS, Neuroscience (2006)
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
PhD, Neuroscience (2012)
Weill School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University, NY
With a background in neuroscience, I have long been interested in the brain's capacity for change - both in normal and abnormal plasticity. Combining my interests in neuroscience and cancer, I am now utilizing mouse models of glioma to study how intrinsic properties of specific glioma subtypes, particularly GBM, prohibit successful treatment outcomes. By exploring the role of growth factor receptors in brain tumor development, I hope to gain a better understanding of what makes certain tumors more aggressive and subsequently treatment resistant.