“The UMBC graduate community is very close-knit and collaborative. The graduate student association provides students many opportunities to travel to conferences and obtain professional development training.”
Hometown: Northfield, NJ, USA
Degree Program: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Expected year of graduation: 2019
Faculty Advisors: Mark Marten
Thesis/research topic: Phosphoproteomic and transcriptomic study of the cell wall repair pathway in filamentous fungi
2013, Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
What are some of the benefits of being part of the graduate community at UMBC?
The UMBC graduate community is very close-knit and collaborative. The graduate student association provides students many opportunities to travel to conferences and obtain professional development training.
Briefly describe your graduate research and its purpose/applications.
My research focuses on studying signaling networks using a multi-omic approach. Here we are able to capture all cellular phosphorylation events and gene expression trends in response to a cellular stimuli.
What are your plans after you complete your degree at UMBC?
After graduate I plan to pursue an industry position in a biotechnology company.
When you are not teaching/researching, what are your hobbies or interests?
Some hobbies include: basketball, hiking, camping, and traveling.