I am a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Benjamin A. Garcia’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania interested in protein-mediated chromatin modification. I got my PhD in 2019 from the University of Washington’s Genome Sciences program under the joint advisorship of Drs. Michael J. MacCoss and William Stafford Noble. Before going to the University of Washington for graduate school, I spent two years in South Korea as a Fulbright scholar and then three years working as a research associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
I’m interested in using quantitative mass spectrometry proteomics for the molecular biology of aging, which combines my formal undergraduate training in molecular biology with my high-throughput ‘omics post-bacc experience, my doctoral training in computational biology, and my postdoc work in biochemistry and biophysics. My doctoral thesis explored potential molecular signatures of longevity in yeast. Now at the University of Pennsylvania, I am focusing on the mechanisms by which proteins reorganize DNA in aging, cancer, and viral infection.
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.