I am a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Ben Garcia’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania where I use quantitative mass spectrometry to study epigenetics. Before going to the University of Washington for graduate school, I spent two years in South Korea as a Fulbright scholar and three years working as a research associate in Dr. Steve Carr’s Proteomics Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I earned her PhD under the joint advisorship of Drs. Michael J. MacCoss and William Stafford Noble. There, I developed techniques for data independent acquisition mass spectrometry, in particular the challenges associated with scaling up quantitative mass spectrometry experiments. My research interests are in the roles proteins play in nuclear organization and the maintenance of genomic stability.
Outside of research, I am a runner, dog owner, and hiker. Although I completed my first full marathon in 2015, I mostly stick to 5-10k’s with my shelter dog now. I recently began backpacking, combining my enthusiasm for hiking and camping. My latest hobby is perfecting my macaron recipe.